Neil Finkelstein obtained his B.A. and LL.B. from McGill (1973, 1979) and his LL.M. from Harvard (1980). He became a chartered accountant in 1975. He was former law clerk to the Hon. Bora Laskin, Chief Justice of Canada (1980â€“81). He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982. He served as senior policy advisor to the Attorney General of Canada (1985â€“86). He served as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1991 to 2007. His practice at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP includes broad corporate, commercial, competition, and public law (constitutional and administrative) litigation practice. He served as co-counsel for the Gomery Commission. His national litigation practice includes seventy-three major trials and hearings at courts, tribunals, and commissions of inquiry across Canada; thirty-eight appeals in five provinces and the Federal Court of Appeal; and twenty-two appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada. His publications include Laskinâ€™s Canadian Constitutional Law (5th edition) and Finkelstein and Finkelstein, Constitutional Rights in the Investigative Process.