Bio

Law Society of Upper Canada

Bencher since 2011

Chair of the Professional Regulation Committee

Co-chair of the ABS Working Group

Member, Litigation Committee, Paralegal Standing Committee, Priorities Planning Committee, Challenges for Racialized Licensees Working Group

Adjudicator – 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

General Counsel and Litigation Partner

Former National Litigation Practice Group Co-Leader

Other

Frequent speaker on legal ethics and legal services regulation

National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies

Legal Ethics columnist for Slaw.ca

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

Director, Pro-Bono Law Ontario

Former Member of Governing Council, Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Director, Victorian Order of Nurses – Canada

Personal

Married with two daughters

Raised in Ottawa

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

Bike, Golf, Ski and Read

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