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.
Jolie was most recently Vice President, Deputy General Counsel – Technology and Operations, and Chief Knowledge Officer, accountable for managing legal and regulatory risk relating to technology, procurement, outsourcing, intellectual property and enterprise brand, marketing and social media. She was also responsible for knowledge management for the Legal, Corporate and Compliance Group, 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.
Prior to joining BMO in 2009, Jolie was a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where she represented a diversified group of institutional lenders, banks, real estate investment trusts, pension funds, and large corporate borrowers. Jolie received her Bachelor of Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Jolie is a frequent speaker on topics of innovation, knowledge management and productivity, diversity and inclusion, and professional development in the legal profession. She led BMO’s Knowledge Management team in winning ILTA’s (International Legal Technology Association) Innovative Law Department of the Yearaward in 2013. She is a board member of Canada’s National Ballet School, and a member of Women General Counsel Canada.