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Forrest is a leading counsel in transportation and related litigation in Canada. He was in-house regulatory litigation counsel for Canadian National Railway Company (1978-1985) and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (1985-1993) in their respective headquarters in Montreal, following which he returned to private practice, focusing on railway litigation across Canada representing shippers, ports, terminals, all levels of government, short line railways and commuter rail authorities. In 1998, he moved his practice to Vancouver and opened a prominent boutique firm. He joined Davis LLP, now DLA Piper (Canada) LLP in 2013, where he is currently co-chair of the firm’s Rail Transportation Group. Forrest was recently named Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in Canada (Transportation Law: Vancouver), 2022.