Brendan Wong is a partner of the Commercial Litigation Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Brendan's commercial litigation practice focuses on shareholder and partnership litigation, banking litigation (including insolvency litigation), fraud and injunction litigation, cross-border litigation and competition law. He is fluent in English and conversational in FrenchRead More
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Hilda Wong is the Vice President and General Counsel for First National Financial LP and oversees all aspects of First National’s legal affairs including formation of legal policy, compliance and regulatory matters, governance, contract negotiation and documentation and is responsible for First National’s privacy and anti-money laundering programs.Read More
Donna Walwyn heads the Pension and Employee Benefits Practice Group in Toronto. She has a wide range of experience in private practice and, prior to becoming a lawyer, worked for Ontario's pension regulator. She also practiced pension and benefits law exclusively with a leading boutique firm in Toronto before joining Baker McKenzie.Read More
Julia Shin Doi is General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University. As an Executive Group member, she is responsible for providing legal and governance advice and has operational responsibility for access to information, privacy, and records management. Julia is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ryerson Futures Inc. and the national Board of Directors of Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE).Read More
Awanish (Awi) Sinha is a partner in the Litigation Group at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Toronto. He acts for corporations on the cutting edge of major public/private projects. His work in infrastructure, energy and public policy contexts demonstrates a new model of litigator.Read More
In January 2014, Shawn joined Lenkinski Law as an associate. He is building a family, estates and civil litigation practice. Shawn has successfully represented clients in the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Justice on various commercial and family law matters. Shawn also has recent publications in family law, including The Value of Date of Marriage Debt: Zavarella v. Zavarella, 2013 ONCA 720 and 34 Days, Two Experts and an Overnight: a Critique of M v F, 2013 ONSC 6089 and M. v. F., 2015 ONCA 277.Read More
Jolie Lin is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel - Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, and Assistant Corporate Secretary at BMO Financial Group. Jolie is accountable for managing legal and regulatory risk for the Canadian P&C banking business, as well as Corporate Finance Division, Treasury and Payment Solutions, and SAMU (Special Accounts Management Unit) lines of businesses in Canada.Read More
Ms. Huggins is a Partner at Koskie Minsky LLP and the head of the firm’s Employment Law Group. She has expertise in employment law, human rights law, and commercial litigation.
In the employment law area, Ms. Huggins acts on behalf of both employers and employees. Ms. Huggins is sought to provide opinions and to litigate all types of employment-related disputes at various court levels, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and administrative tribunals.
Lai-King Hum is the Principal and Senior Lawyer at Hum Law Firm. After working in “big law” in Montreal and Toronto, in 2014, Lai founded a boutique firm focusing on employment / labour law, human rights, and litigation. She also conducts workplace investigations and mediations, particularly with allegations of harassment.Read More
Fernando Garcia is the General Counsel for Nissan Canada Inc. Fernando recently received an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a specialization in Strategic Management. He also obtained both civil and common law degrees from McGill University, a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University.Read More
Bindu Cudjoe is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel - T&O Legal and Chief Knowledge Officer of the legal, compliance and security groups at BMO Financial Group (BMO). She is be accountable for managing legal and regulatory risk relating to technology, procurement, outsourcing, intellectual property and enterprise brand, marketing and social media. Additionally, she is responsible for knowledge management, including board and senior management reporting, project management, records and information management, centralized litigation support (e-discovery and legal holds), internal knowledge-sharing systems, and internal professional development programs.Read More
May is a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trademark/Copyright), and a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. She has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement, including branding strategy, licensing and anti-counterfeiting. She is regularly involved in injunctive proceedings and appeals to the Federal Court of Canada in trade-mark disputes and infringement cases.Read More
Hafeez Amarshi is a Federal Crown Prosecutor and has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is the litigation supervisor for articling students completing rotations at the Ontario Court of Justice and a trial mentor for newly appointed Crown Counsel. He is a member of the Executive of The Advocates’ Society’s Criminal Law Practice Group.Read More
Andrew C. Alleyne is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Andrew has a broad corporate commercial transactional practice focusing on outsourcing and technology related transactions and private M&ARead More
Khalid practices in the firm's Condominium and Commercial Real Estate Law Groups. His practice involves providing advice on all areas of condominium law, serving condominium corporations, developers, owners, property managers and other members of the condominium community.Read More
Althea Francis is Senior Counsel with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) where she has practiced criminal law since her call to the bar in 2001. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in English and her Law degree from the University of Calgary. She is currently assigned to the Anti-Organized Crime Team at PPSC in Toronto where as senior counsel she prosecutes large scale drug investigations involving complex issues surrounding wiretap and criminal organizations. She acts as mentor to a number of junior counsel and provides ongoing advice to investigative agencies.
Parna Sabet-Stephenson is a partner in Gowling WLG specializing in all aspects of outsourcing, technology law and e-commerce. She also advises on the legal implications of emerging technologies. Active in Fintech and InsurTech matters, she co-leads the firm’s InsurTech Group.
Kumail is a lawyer practicing civil litigation, employment law and human rights law with Karimjee Greene LLP. He has conducted trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and has appeared before the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and numerous administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.Read More
Shireen Ali is one of Ontario’s recent lawyers, called to the Bar in 2016. She is engaged in the practice of legal research and is currently working on a paper concerning the incidence of honour killings and the response of Canadian authorities to this crime.Read More