Denise L. Bambrough  


Executive Summary

Denise Bambrough practises extensively in the areas of civil fraud recovery and commercial litigation involving issues related to fraud. A partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Regional Group Manager of the Specialized Litigation Group, she advises clients with respect to the conduct of employee and other fraud investigations, as well as fraud prevention. She also handles claims for the recovery of losses incurred as a result of various types of fraud, including fidelity insurance claims. She has specialized expertise in numerous recovery issues related to fraud, including Mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders, Anton Piller orders, setting aside fraudulent conveyances, tracing orders and restitution orders.

Denise also practises construction and surety bond law. She handles surety bond claims and other construction claims, including claims for breach of trust, construction liens, and indemnity and other recovery claims arising out of construction projects. She has extensive experience representing surety bonding companies with respect to various types of claims and issues relating to performance bonds and labour and material payment bonds, as well as claims for indemnification, breach of trust and other avenues of recovery for surety bond losses. She also has experience representing owners and contractors.

Representative Work

  • Conducting fraud recovery litigation, including representing victims of fraud in fraud investigations and recovery proceedings with respect to employee fraud, credit card, cheque and investment fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and secret commission schemes.
  • Dealing extensively with private investigators and other sources for locating, freezing and seizing assets.
  • Representing individual victims, financial institutions, hospitals, general contractors, owners and companies in a wide variety of industries.
  • Representing fidelity bonding companies and victims of fraud with respect to fidelity bond claims.
  • Representing owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers with respect to issues relating to surety bond claims, construction contracts, construction liens and breach of trust claims.

Publications & Presentations

  • Frequent speaker on issues related to fraud detection, prevention and recovery.
  • Speaker, "The Use of Technology in Workplace Investigations," Banking and Financial Services Industry Seminar, November 2012.
  • Speaker, "Employee Fraud: Detection, Investigation and Response," Certified General Accountants of Ontario Work and Learn Weekend, September 2012.
  • Speaker, "Preventing Fraud in Your Organization: Best Policies and Practices," Annual Toronto Fraud Forum, September 2012.
  • Speaker, "Ethical Issues Arising Out of Fraud Investigations and Recovery Actions," Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Toronto Chapter Meeting, April 2012 and Waterloo Chapter Meeting, November 2011.
  • Speaker, "Contempt Motions — Powerful Means for Enforcing Court Orders," Association of Certified Forensic Investigators 13th Annual Fraud Conference, May 2011.
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Risk Management — Fraud Investigation and Recovery Steps," Ontario Hospital Association Conference, November 2010.
  • Speaker, "Minimizing the Risk of Procurement Fraud," Construction Industry Seminar, November 2010.
  • Speaker, "Avoiding Liability for Breach of Trust," Construction Industry Seminar, November 2011.
  • Contributor, Scott and Reynolds on Surety Bonds, Carswell, 1993.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.