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Josianne Beaudry
Josianne Beaudry

Partner – Leader of the Business Law Group
Lavery

Jacqueline Beckles
Jacqueline Beckles

General Counsel
Department of Justice Canada and CABL- Board Member

Stephen Beney
Stephen Beney

Managing Partner
Bereskin & Parr LLP

Lydia Bugden, KC
Lydia Bugden, KC

CEO & Managing Partner
Stewart McKelvey

Roger Chouinard
Roger Chouinard

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Quadreal Property Group

Jeffrey Cohen
Jeffrey Cohen

Managing Partner
Torkin Manes LLP

George Cooper, KC
George Cooper, KC

Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Cox & Palmer

Bindu Cudjoe
Bindu Cudjoe

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Laurentian Bank of Canada and Vice President WGCC

Joanna Dawson
Joanna Dawson

Partner, McMillan LLP
and President of WISTA Canada (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association)

Martin K. Denyes
Martin K. Denyes

Firm Managing Partner
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Vincent de l’Etoile
Vincent de l’Etoile

Partner, Litigation Group; Member Board of Directors
 Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Innes Dey
Innes Dey

SVP, Legal & Strategy
Definity Financial

Terrie Devonish
Terrie Devonish

Chief Legal Officer
Altus Group

Paul Fruitman
Paul Fruitman

Partner
Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

Yonni Fushman
Yonni Fushman

Chief Legal Officer and EVP, Sustainability
Northland Power Inc. and Past Chair Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law section

Ratika Gandhi
Ratika Gandhi

Head of Legal & Compliance, Canada
Alcon Canada Inc.

Kath Hammond
Kath Hammond

Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Safety and Security
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Monique Jilesen
Monique Jilesen

Managing Partner
Lenczner Slaght

Philippe Johnson
Philippe Johnson

Managing Partner, Montreal
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Alison Harnick
Alison Harnick

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
First Capital REIT And Board Member Women General Counsel Canada

Nizam Hasham
Nizam Hasham

General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary
Canadian Pacific Railway

Sharon Haward-Laird
Sharon Haward-Laird

General Counsel
BMO Financial Group

Reggie Hedgebeth
Reggie Hedgebeth

EVP, External Affairs & Chief Legal Officer
Enbridge Inc.

Warren M. Katz
Warren M. Katz

Managing Partner, Montréal office
Stikeman Elliott LLP

Kevin Kiley, KC
Kevin Kiley, KC

Managing Partner
McInnes Cooper

Lynn Korbak
Lynn Korbak

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Toromont Industries Ltd

James Kosa
James Kosa

Partner, Technology and IP
WeirFoulds LLP

Arun Krishnamurti
Arun Krishnamurti

Senior Counsel
Google Canada

Justin Kutyan
Justin Kutyan

National Leader and Senior Partner
KPMG Law LLP

Michael Ladha
Michael Ladha

Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Dale H. Lastman, C.M.
Dale H. Lastman, C.M.

Chair
Goodmans LLP

Blair McCreadie
Blair McCreadie

Managing Partner, Toronto
Dentons Canada LLP

Melanie McGrath
Melanie McGrath

General Counsel
CBCL Limited

John G. Murphy
John G. Murphy

National Managing Partner & CEO
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Benjamin Na
Benjamin Na

Partner and Head of the Advocacy Department, Toronto
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Steven Ngo
Steven Ngo

Sr. Counsel, Consumer Transactions
Rivian and Chair, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers BC

Peter V. Nguyen
Peter V. Nguyen

SVP Legal, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, and Founder GC Forum
Descartes Systems Group

Caitlin Norton
Caitlin Norton

General Counsel
Lafarge Canada inc.

Kerry O’Reilly Wilks
Kerry O’Reilly Wilks

Chief Officer, Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs
TransAlta Corporation

Lorne O’Reilly, KC
Lorne O’Reilly, KC

Lead Counsel
Dow Chemical Canada ULC and VP & Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors- Alberta Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel

Benoit Palmer
Benoit Palmer

Chief Counsel, Canadian Mining Businesses, Legal services
Rio Tinto

Devin Persaud
Devin Persaud

President
SABA Toronto

Heather Platt
Heather Platt

Chief Legal Officer
Metrolinx

Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe
Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe

Partner
Torys LLP

Emmanuel Pressman
Emmanuel Pressman

Chair, Corporate Department
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Clifford G. Proudfoot, KC
Clifford G. Proudfoot, KC

Managing Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP

Bruce Reynolds
Bruce Reynolds

Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair – International Construction Projects Group
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

Kenneth R. Rosenstein
Kenneth R. Rosenstein

Managing Partner
Toronto Miller Thomson LLP

Bo Rothstein
Bo Rothstein

Managing Partner
Farris LLP

Shara Roy
Shara Roy

Chief Legal Counsel
Ernst & Young LLP

Thomas Santram
Thomas Santram

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Cineplex Entertainment

Melanie Schweizer
Melanie Schweizer

Senior Vice-President Legal, General Counsel
Bell Canada

Robert Seidel, KC
Robert Seidel, KC

Canada Managing Partner
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Cinda Serianni
Cinda Serianni

Associate General Counsel
Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc.

Michael S. Slan
Michael S. Slan

Managing Partner
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Bryson A. Stokes
Bryson A. Stokes

Firm Managing Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Kristin Taylor
Kristin Taylor

Managing Partner
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Jennifer Teskey
Jennifer Teskey

Managing Partner, Canada (January 2024)
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Abigail Turner
Abigail Turner

Partner Harper
Grey LLP

Yola	Ventresca
Yola Ventresca

Managing Partner
Lerners LLP

Andrea Wood
Andrea Wood

Chief Legal and Governance Officer
TELUS

Marisa Wyse
Marisa Wyse

Chief Legal Officer
Rogers Communications

Danielle Young
Danielle Young

VP & Chief Counsel, Global Privacy & Cybersecurity
Manulife

Caroline Zayid
Caroline Zayid

Partner, Litigation Group
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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