Law Society of Ontario

Elected Treasurer in 2018

Bencher since 2011

Previously Chair of the Professional Regulation Committee,  Chair of Advertising and Fee Arrangements Working Group and Co-chair of the ABS Working Group

Member, Access to Justice Committee, Paralegal Standing Committee, Priorities Planning Committee, Challenges for Racialized Licensees Working Group

Adjudicator 2011 to 2018 – Hearing and Appeal Divisions of the Law Society Tribunal

Canadian Bar Association

Past Chair, CBA Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee

Lead, CBA Ethics and Regulatory Team for the CBA Futures Project

Member,  CBA Conflicts of Interest Task Force

Member, CBA Joint Policy Review Committe working with the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board to update the 1978 Joint Policy Statement on Audit Inquiries.

CBA Louis St Laurent Award for Excellence, 2013

McCarthy Tetrault

Litigation Partner

Former General Counsel and National Litigation Practice Group Co-Leader


Member, Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board

Frequent speaker on legal ethics and legal services regulation

National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies

Legal Ethics columnist for

Recognized in 2014 as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers

Former Director, Pro-Bono Law Ontario

Former Member of Governing Council, Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Board Chair, Victorian Order of Nurses – Canada


Married with two daughters

Raised in Ottawa

Waterloo for Systems Design Engineering and U of T for Law School

Bike, Golf, Sail, Ski and Read

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