Chris McKibbin is Canada's "go to" lawyer for fidelity insurance.
In this highly-specialized field, he has carved out a reputation as both a detail-oriented coverage counsel with an encyclopedic knowledge of his practice area, and an aggressive and strategic fraud recovery lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for fidelity insurers from fraudsters, co-conspirators, auditors and banks over the course of his career. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in these fields, Chris was named by Lexpert® as a "Leading Lawyer to Watch" in Commercial Insurance Litigation in Canada in both 2018 and 2019, becoming a rare double recipient of this honour. He is also included in Expert Guides: The World's Leading Lawyers in Insurance and Reinsurance for 2020.
As the only lawyer in Canada whose practice focuses primarily on fidelity insurance, Chris has provided over 17 years of quality service and excellent results for virtually every fidelity insurer, and has been involved in most of the significant litigated fidelity coverage disputes in Canada since 2003. In his fraud recovery practice, Chris achieves results for clients as efficiently as possible. He secures Mareva and other injunctive relief in connection with the theft of money or confidential business information, as well as Norwich orders to successfully trace stolen funds. In recent years, his fraud recovery practice has expanded to serve corporate clients on direct retainers, in addition to his long-standing fidelity insurer clients.
Chris is a frequent speaker on fidelity insurance law and fraud recovery in Canada and the United States and has written on these topics for the Fidelity Law Journal, The Globe and Mail and numerous other Canadian and American publications. Chris is also a co-author of the third edition of Handling Fidelity Bond Claims, the leading North American reference work in the field, and serves as Co-Chair of the International Section of the ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and completed his B.A. at the University of Manitoba, where he graduated with the Gold Medal.
About FCL LLP
FCL LLP is one of Toronto's leading boutique insurance litigation firms, focusing on professional and specialty lines coverage and defence work, as well as complex construction and engineering disputes. Led by senior partners Morris Chochla and Natalie Leon, the firm has developed a strong team of partners and associates and a proven track record of success in matters involving directors & officers liability, construction disputes, fidelity insurance, employment practices liability, subrogation, and professional errors & omissions claims involving engineers, architects, insurance brokers, investment advisors, mortgage brokers and others.