• Vice President & General Manager
  • michael.mooney@choosegcg.ca
  • 519-593-2700
  • Core Strengths

    Class Action
    Compliance
    Court Monitor
    Duty of Care
    Investigations
    Voluntary Redress

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Michael Mooney

With more than three decades of investigation and litigation management experience, Michael Mooney oversees GCG’s Canadian class action administration team. Over the past 15 years, the Canadian team has administered many of Canada’s largest, most complex and historic class action settlements and voluntary redress programs. These matters have involved product recalls, water system contamination, tainted blood transfusion, residential schools, institutional duty of care, and medical device defects. The Canadian team has earned the confidence and respect of the Canadian courts and government at all levels, as well as legal counsel across the country through providing innovative solutions and process efficiencies that help increase cost savings for GCG’s government, law firm and business process outsourcing clients. Under Mr. Mooney’s leadership, the team has also handled a substantial number of traditional class action settlement administrations in the consumer product, antitrust, and securities fraud areas.

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With more than three decades of investigation and litigation management experience, Michael Mooney oversees GCG’s Canadian class action administration team. Over the past 15 years, the Canadian team has administered many of Canada’s largest, most complex and historic class action settlements and voluntary redress programs. These matters have involved product recalls, water system contamination, tainted blood transfusion, residential schools, institutional duty of care, and medical device defects. The Canadian team has earned the confidence and respect of the Canadian courts and government at all levels, as well as legal counsel across the country through providing innovative solutions and process efficiencies that help increase cost savings for GCG’s government, law firm and business process outsourcing clients. Under Mr. Mooney’s leadership, the team has also handled a substantial number of traditional class action settlement administrations in the consumer product, antitrust, and securities fraud areas.

Based on his experience managing ground-breaking settlement programs such as the Hepatitis C class action settlements, Residential Schools Class Action Litigation, KPMG Overtime Redress Plan, and the Walkerton Class Action Settlement, Mr. Mooney serves as a court-appointed monitor on Canada’s largest class action case to date. In fact, through his work as court monitor, precedential law was created in Canada. The Canadian team is also frequently retained at the pre-settlement stage to act as an independent auditor to assure the court that cases are administered fairly and in accordance with the terms of the settlements and the court’s directives.

Mr. Mooney’s diverse career background, which includes service as a police officer, investigation and recovery work in the insurance claims industry, and eight years in the class action administration arena, provides him a unique perspective to lead and manage numerous administrations. Indeed, he has significant experience conducting and managing public and private sector investigations, including leading the Special Investigation Unit and Subrogation & Recovery department of a major property and casualty insurer. He has also been responsible for the management of complex litigation cases, many of which involved extra-contractual claim litigation management.

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Education

  • Royal Roads University, Masters of Business Administration, M.B.A, Organizational Leadership (Ongoing)

Certifications

  • Chartered Insurance Operations Professional (CIOP), Managment Studies, CIOP Institute
  • Probationary Constable Training, Level A & B, Ontario Police College
  • General Investigative Techniques, Ontario Police College
  • Advanced Drug Investigations, Ontario Police College
  • Police Services Act – Discipline Proceedings, Ontario Police College
  • Media Relations & Management, Canadian Police College
  • Advanced Arson Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms College
  • Marine Arson Investigation, Ontario Provincial Police College
  • Scientific Content Analysis, Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation, Inc., Basic & Advanced
  • 86/90, Pre-Post & Other Diseases Hepatitis C Settlements – Settlement values exceed $1.9 billion; total claims exceed 36,000

  • Dow Corning Breast Implants Settlement – Settlement value exceeds $13 million, total claims exceed 2,850

  • KPMG Overtime Redress Plan

  • Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – Settlement value exceeds $4.6 billion, total claims exceeds 175,000

  • Personal Credits Administration – IRSSA – Settlement value exceeds $57 million, total claims exceed 21,500

  • Court Appointed Settlement Monitor, Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – Four court-ordered Investigations into the conduct of representative legal counsel and affecting more than 7,000 claimants under the settlement

  • Walkerton Compensation Plan – Settlement value exceeds $74 million, total claims exceed 10,000

  • Renaissance US RRSP Index Fund Settlement – $20 million settlement value, total claims exceeded 12,500

  • Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association Annual Conference, Workshop Presenter

  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions Industry Conference (ADRIC), Panel Presenter

  • Western Canada Class Actions Conference, Panel Presenter

  • Canadian Institute Class Action Symposium, Guest Lecturer

  • University of British Columbia – Guest Lecturer, 4th year Law Program

  • Ontario Police College – Guest Lecturer