He graduated from McGill University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts and then graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987.
After his Call to the bar he worked at the federal Department of Justice. Criminal cases
Galati was Abdurahman Khadr"s first lawyer In late 2003, Galati resigned from all national security cases after being the target of death threats.
Galati said a threat left on his answering machine stated: "Well, Mr.
Galati. What"s this I hear about you working with the terrorist now, helping to get that (expletive) punk terrorist Khadr official You a dead wop." Galati requested 24-hour surveillance of his house.
When the RCMP refused to provide this, he declared that "we now live in Colombia because the rule of law is meaningless" and later indicated he believed the call came from American intelligence. Mr Galati went on to claim: ""The voice is similar and likely the same as a voice of someone who threatened one of our former clients," he said, adding later that "in that case, our client disappeared."" Galati later characterized the threats as "institutional" and "governmental" but did not elaborate.
In 2006, Galati represented Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, a suspect in the 2006 Ontario terrorism plot.
In 2008, charges were stayed against Ghany and three other defendants. Nadon challenge
On October 7, 2013, Galati brought a court application that challenged the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada on the basis of Nadon being ineligible as under the Quebec provisions of the Supreme Court Acting. The Quebec government announced that it would also challenge Nadon"s appointment.
The government responded to Galati"s application on October 22, 2013 by amending the Supreme Court Acting and bringing a reference question to the Supreme Court.
Galati was granted intervenor status at the hearing. On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in Reference Re Supreme Court Acting, ss 5 and 6 that Nadon was ineligible under the Quebec provisions of the Acting, and that changes to the Acting required unanimous constitutional amendment.
Nadon"s appointment was voided. The court did not accept Galati"s argument that federal court judges from Quebec are not eligible for appointment to the permanent Quebec seats on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Galati agreed to end his own legal challenge following the ruling.
Galati appealed, arguing he should be awarded $51,706.54 for his time spent arguing the case. Galati and Slansky were ordered to pay $1,000 in legal costs to the government. = Mainville challenge After the Supreme Court ruled against the Nadon appointment, in June 2014 Galati brought an application challenging the appointment of Justice Robert Mainville to the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Bank of Canada case
In 2005, Galati brought a case against the Canadian government to restore the Bank of Canada as a lender to the government.
The case was brought on behalf of the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform. COMER argued that the Bank of Canada is mandated to provide debt-free financing for public projects undertaken by federal, provincial and municipal governments.
The Acting requires that three members of the Supreme Court be from Quebec.