Practicing in the area of civil litigation, Eugene (Gene) Bodnar has handled a broad range of commercial and insurance mandates. His commercial litigation experience includes fraud and asset tracing matters as well as contractual, shareholder/partnership and intellectual property disputes. In his insurance practice, he has handled a variety of energy, aviation, construction, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, and educational/institutional claims.
Gene also deals with business ethics, anti-corruption and regulatory compliance issues. In this regard, he has conducted numerous internal investigations concerning issues of corruption, white-collar crime and other corporate governance matters.
Gene routinely appears in the Alberta courts. He also has handled matters in the courts of Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and has made submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada. Gene has acted as counsel in a number of administrative and regulatory hearings, and has been involved in many arbitrations and mediations.
Gene has particular expertise in matters involving fraud, anti-corruption and asset recovery, including money laundering, misappropriation of confidential information, compliance with the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, tracing and recovery of stolen funds, employee defalcation and embezzlement, theft or misuse of intellectual property, forgery and other fraudulent financial transactions, Internet and e-commerce fraud, bills of exchange and other banking issues, and fraudulent preferences and conveyances. His litigation and investigation mandates frequently are transnational and interprovincial in nature.
Examples of the emergency pre-trial relief Gene has obtained include orders preserving assets and other evidence, injunctions preventing the continued use of misappropriated information, orders permitting the search of premises and the seizure of assets and other evidence (Anton Piller orders), injunctions freezing bank accounts and other assets (Mareva injunctions) and orders permitting the discovery of evidence in the possession of third parties (Norwich orders).
After working as a student, associate and partner at an international law firm for over 25 years, Gene joined the partnership at Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP in January 2017.
- B.A., University of Alberta, 1988
- J.D., University of Toronto, 1991
- Called to the Bar: Alberta 1992
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Alberta
- Calgary Bar Association