Adil is an associate in our litigation department. Prior to joining Sotos, Adil summered and articled at a prominent Bay St. litigation boutique, working on various class actions for both plaintiffs and defendants. Before that, he worked on privacy class actions at a boutique in Ottawa.
While in law school, he was the top oralist at the Davies Corporate/Securities Moot, the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, a Senior Editor of the Critical Analysis of Law Journal, and an Associate Editor of the Indigenous Law Review and the Journal of Law and Equity.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing chess, coding, and learning about technology. He has credentials in cybersecurity, data analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence.
Adil is proficient in French and Spanish.
Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Toronto, 2020
M.A. (Econ.), University of Toronto, 2020
B.A. (I.R. & Econ.), University of Toronto, 2016
More About Adil Abdulla
- Class Actions
- Franchise, Licensing and Distribution Litigation and Arbitration
- General Commercial Litigation
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Franchise Association
- International Franchise Association
- Executive Committee Member (2020-2021), Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section
- Executive Committee Member (2020-2021), Ontario Bar Association Class Actions Section
- Executive Committee Member (2020-2021), Ontario Bar Association Information Technology & Intellectual Property Section
- Executive Committee Member (2019-2021), Ontario Bar Association Students Section
- Vice Chair, Demand Inclusion
- Director, West Scarborough Community Legal Services
- Member, Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
- Member, South Asian Bar Association
- “AI Inventors: Do They Exist, and Does It Matter?“, Ontario Bar Association, October 3, 2021.
- Rules of Civil Procedure Chapters, Trials, Rule 53 – Evidence at Trial in Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario, Noel Semple (ed.), Canadian Legal Information Institute, 2021 CanLIIDocs 2046, <https://canlii.ca/t/tbh9>, retrieved on 2021-10-05
- Rules of Civil Procedure Chapters, Service, Rule 17.06 – Service Outside Ontario in Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario, Noel Semple (ed.), Canadian Legal Information Institute, 2021 CanLIIDocs 2004, <https://canlii.ca/t/tbfw>, retrieved on 2021-10-05
- “Correcting Corrections: Resolving Confusion over the Public Correction Requirement in the Ontario Securities Act” (2019) 62:3 Canadian Business Law Journal 310
- “The Circumstances of Change: Understanding the Bedford/Carter Exceptions to Vertical Stare Decisis” (2020) 78:1 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 1
- “The Limits of Case Management: A Review and Principled Approach to the Court’s General Management Powers” (2021) 16:2 The Canadian Class Action Review (co-written with Paul-Erik Veel and Angela Hou)
- “Incomplete Justice: The Costs of Partial Indemnity” (forthcoming in Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice)
- “The Battle Over TikTok” (2020)
- “Instructions to Spies: Are They Privileged?” (2021) (co-written with William McDowell)
- Co-Chair of “Fireside Chat with Class Actions Bench and Bar” (2021)
I am committed to helping clients get access to justice, especially in complex cases with power imbalances between the parties. In my spare time, I enjoy playing chess, coding, and learning about technology.