David founded RicePoint in 2007. As Senior Vice President of Business Development, David oversees the strategic direction and business development of RicePoint’s notice and claims administration business.
During his extensive career in the settlement industry, David has worked on numerous notable cases reaching up to $2.5 billion in settlement funds. Some noteworthy cases include Mignacca et al. v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. et al., The Trustees of the Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada et al. v. Ernest & Young LLP, Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd et al. v Infineon Technologies AG, Quenneville et al. v. Volkswagen Group of Canada Inc. et al., and Clifford J. Anderson et al. v Her Majesty The Queen et al.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ivey School of Business, Western University. Additionally, David has extensive volunteer experience coaching hockey and baseball and working with organizations such as Big Brothers, Rotary and Special Olympics.
As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Michael has more than a decade of government administration expertise and experience having worked on some of the largest, most intricate and notable class action settlement and voluntary redress programs in Canada.
Michael oversees and manages the strategic and operational development and execution of RicePoint’s government class action services to ensure high-quality, cost-effective notice and settlement administration processes.
Michael has built up business systems and processes that aid not only his clients, but also the Canadian government. This partnership and management of complex litigation cases has made Michael a trusted counsel and invaluable leader.
He has taken the leadership role in numerous government, consumer products, antitrust and securities fraud cases. Notable cases he has administered include: Hepatitis C class action settlement, Residential Schools Class Action Litigation, KPMG Overtime Redress Plan, and Walkerton Class Action Settlement.
Shawn brings two decades of settlement administration experience to his role of Director of Operations. As the Director of Operations, Shawn oversees the daily procedure and client interactions of RicePoint’s Government Division. He is responsible for all aspects of division projects including pricing, procedures and protocols and oversees mail intake, document input and scanning divisions along with help desk functions and quality control.
He brings a depth of knowledge, insight and understanding of the settlement industry and its processes, making him an invaluable asset to the RicePoint team. Shawn is seen by his team and clients as a trusted, informed, and meticulous problem-solver. He consistently goes above and beyond to provide, streamlined and cost-efficient solutions for his clients.
Shawn has been integrally involved in some of Canada’s most prominent cases both national and provincial. These cases include Shell Polybutylene Pipes, KPMG – Overtime Redress Plan, Behr Wood Sealant, Walkerton Compensation Plan, and Roth and Fifield –Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.
Shawn received his Diploma in Law and Security Administration from Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Additionally, he is a Chartered Insurance Professional, is a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and has been a Licentiate in Adjusting since 1993.
Ivan brings a decade of experience in the class action industry to his role as Director of Operations. During his time with RicePoint, Ivan has overseen more than 60 Canadian settlements of varying size and complexity with more than $2 billion in settlement funds distributed. Ivan played a leading role in the development of the notice and media team, and continues to work closely with that team to develop new strategies and improve access to justice.
Ivan holds an Honors, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and the Canadian Securities Course. He is fluent in English and French and a member of numerous non-profit organizations.
With well over a decade of industry experience, Carla is responsible for the design and implementation of multifaceted legal notification programs and plain language legal notice documents. Her legal notification programs effectively reach class members and her notice documents address the challenges of communicating complex legal information to class members in a manner that they can understand.
Her expertise includes all aspects of media research, planning, and buying, as well as the design and production of a variety of individual, digital, published and broadcast notices. Carla’s notice plans satisfy applicable provincial and federal laws and guidelines. She has successfully provided notice in a variety of high-profile cases, such as In re Residential Schools Litigation, Anderson v. The Attorney General of Canada, Brown v. The Attorney General of Canada, Riddle v. Her Majesty the Queen (Sixties Scoop), Ross v. Her Majesty the Queen, Ross v. Attorney General of Canada, Roy v. Attorney General of Canada and Satalic v. Attorney General of Canada (LGBT Purge).
Carla has presented on and written numerous articles about class notification programs, the design of effective notice documents as well as industry trends and innovations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Temple University, graduating cum laude.
Diana brings more than 10 years of legal marketing experience to the RicePoint team. As the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, she is responsible for the strategy and implementation of initiatives and events that foster RicePoint's relationships.
Prior to joining RicePoint, Diana held several positions in Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s marketing department. Previously, she work for JVA Consulting, LLC and assisted with several projects dealing with the “Colorado Compassion Initiative” (granted by the U.S. Department of Human Services).
Diana earned her Master in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Regis University.