H. Roderick Anderson*

*H. Roderick Anderson Law Corporation

Associate Counsel

With over forty years of experience, Rod is recognized as one of Canada’s leading securities lawyers.


Rod is Associate Counsel with Harper Grey and the Co-Chair of our Securities Group. Consistently ranked as a leader in his field by ranking publications including Lexpert, Best Lawyers, Chambers, and Benchmark, he has established a reputation for himself among clients and colleagues as dependable, hardworking, and knowledgeable. Rod is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society where Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.

Rod’s client base includes brokers, brokerage firms, executives, professionals, directors and officers of private and public companies, shareholders and other businesspeople with legal matters involving capital markets.

Clients count on Rod to represent them before the BC Securities Commission, TSX Venture Exchange, the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) and all levels of court. He has a significant cross-border practice which involves dealing with lawyers practicing in the United States. Rod also works directly with employees of The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Department of Justice.

Rod is known for representing clients in complex securities related matters that require administrative, civil litigation and criminal defence expertise.

Rod grew up in Prince George, BC. He has played ice hockey competitively since his youth and is an avid fisherman, responsible for the demise of many large chinook salmon.

  • University of British Columbia, LL. B., 1979

  • University of British Columbia, B.A., 1976

Bar Admission
  • British Columbia, 1980
Languages spoken
  • English
Professional Regulation
  • Disciplinary proceedings before administrative tribunals including the BC Securities Commission and CIRO, such as investigations, audits and hearings

  • Issuer and investment dealer disclosure and liability

  • Insider trading

  • Market manipulation

  • Illegal distributions

  • Multilateral Assistance Treaty Act (MLAT ) issues

  • Regulatory and compliance issues

  • Director and officer “acceptability” issues raised by the TSX Venture Exchange

  • Advice and assistance for Canadians subjected to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and proceedings

Commercial and Securities Litigation Disputes
  • Corporate reorganization and governance disputes

  • Oppression remedies

  • Plans of arrangement

  • Directors and officers liability

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation claims

  • Cases for and against private and public issuers, their directors and officers

Criminal Defence
  • White collar crime – allegations of misrepresentation and/or fraud

  • Defence of criminal charges relating to civil suits

Professional Credentials
  • Harper Grey Securities Regulation & Litigation Group, Chair
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Member
  • The Law Society of British Columbia, Member


Included in Lexpert’s Special Edition: Litigation


Named as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Litigation – Securities in British Columbia by Chambers Canada®


Recognized as a “Repeatedly Recommended” in the area of Litigation – Securities by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®


Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Securities Law in Canada by Best Lawyers®

2010 – 2024

Recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” in the area of Securities in British Columbia by Benchmark Canada®

2013 – 2024

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

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“Rod presents as this rough-and-tumble, chippy hocky goalie type, and he relishes that, but believe me, underneath all that is one smart dude.”

Benchmark Canada® 2024

“Rod remains very active still, because people need him, man! If your butt is on the line in the securities area, ‘Hot Rod’ is your life preserver.”

Benchmark Canada® 2024

“He is very trusted by the Bar for his approach – he knows how to get a good resolution for clients but will fight if required.”

Chambers Canada® 2024

“Rod Anderson is a dominant force on securities fights.”

Chambers Canada® 2024

“Rod is among the most sought-after lawyers in the city on securities matters.” “Rod is the godfather of securities litigation in the city.”

Chambers Canada® 2023

“Rod is widely considered to be a market leader in BC for securities litigation. Appreciated for representing clients’ interests exceedingly well, he is highly experienced in representing brokers, executives and businesses before the BC Securities Commission.”

Chambers Canada® 2021

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