2022 Judges


Alexa Abiscott

General Counsel and Secretary, ApplyBoard Inc.

And Co-Founder, President & Board Member Women General Counsel Canada



Jennifer Addison

SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, EPCOR Utilities Inc.

And WGCC- Prairies Chapter Lead



Arif Ahmad

Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs & General Counsel





Gerry Apostolatos

Former Chair of the Board of Directors

Langlois lawyers, LLP



Jacqueline Beckles

General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

and CABL- Board Member



Stephen Beney

Managing Partner

Bereskin & Parr LLP




Mark T. Bennett

Executive Chair

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP



Lilac Bosma

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

HSBC Bank Canada



Noralee Bradley QC

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer





Ren Bucholz


Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP



Lydia Bugden, QC

CEO & Managing Partner

Stewart McKelvey



Olivier Chouc

Vice-President, Law CN - Law and Office of the Corporate Secretary

Canadian National Railway Company




Jeffrey Cohen

Managing Partner

Torkin Manes LLP



George Cooper, QC

Chief Executive Officer and Partner

Cox & Palmer



Bindu Cudjoe

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Legal, Compliance and Investigations Group, CWB Financial Group

and Vice President WGCC




Tom Curry

Managing Partner

Lenczner Slaght



Stephen J. D'Agostino

Managing Partner

Thomson Rogers



Jeff Davis

Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan




Peter Feldberg

Firm Managing Partner

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP



Yonni Fushman

Executive Vice President, CLO & Secretary, Aecon Group Inc.

and Past Chair Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law section



Fernando Garcia

Vice President, Legal





Kath Hammond

Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Safety and Security

Greater Toronto Airports Authority



Nizam Hasham

General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Canadian Pacific Railway



Sharon Haward-Laird

General Counsel

BMO Financial Group




Michael Holder

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer




Shari Hosaki

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary - Legal Affairs

HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin



Charles E. Hurdon

Managing Partner - Canada

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP




Dominique Hussey

Vice Chair, Toronto Managing Partner

Bennett Jones LLP



Philippe Johnson

Managing Partner, Montreal

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP



Rustam Juma

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Privacy Officer

Eckler Ltd.




Jeffrey Jay Kay, QC

Managing Partner

Farris LLP



Lynn Korbak

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Toromont Industries Ltd.



James Kosa

Partner, Technology and IP

WeirFoulds LLP




Arun Krishnamurti

Counsel, Google Canada

and Director SABA



Keith David LaBossiere

CEO & Managing Partner

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP



Michael Ladha

Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro




Dale H. Lastman, C.M.


Goodmans LLP



Jean-François Legault

Chief Legal & Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary

VIA Rail Canada



Sunita Mahant

Head of Global Initiatives, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Senior Director, Legal Affairs

Ivanhoé Cambridge




Indra Maharaj

Legal Counsel

MT>Align (LNG Canada)



Blair McCreadie

Managing Partner, Toronto

Dentons Canada LLP



Andrew McLaughlin

Vice President – Legal Affairs & General Counsel

Major Drilling Group International Inc.




Ashok Menen

Board Member

South Asian Bar Association



John G. Murphy

National Managing Partner & CEO

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)



Benjamin Na

Partner and Head of the Advocacy Department, Toronto

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP




Peter V. Nguyen

SVP Legal, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Descartes Systems Group



Angela Nikolakakos

Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs

Fiera Capital Corporation



Lorne O'Reilly

Lead Counsel, Dow Chemical Canada ULC

and VP & Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors- Alberta Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel




Kerry O’Reilly Wilks

Chief Officer, Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs

TransAlta Corporation



Robert Piasentin

Partner, Technology

McMillan LLP



Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe


Torys LLP




Emmanuel Pressman

Chair, Corporate Department

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP



Clifford G. Proudfoot, QC

Managing Partner

Lawson Lundell LLP



Poonam Puri

Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

York University




Nathalie Rizcalla

VP HR, Corporate and Legal Affairs

Pelican International



Tanya Rothe

General Counsel

D-Wave Systems Inc.



Melanie Schweizer

VP - Legal

Bell Canada




Robert Seidel, QC

Canada Managing Partner

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP



Pamela Shin

Head of Legal and Compliance

Mastercard Foundation



Godyne N.L. Sibay

Head of Legal and Compliance

Mastercard Foundation




Jeffrey Singer

Chair of the Firm

Stikeman Elliott LLP



Lisa Skakun

Chief Legal, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer

Coast Capital Savings



Margot Spence

Manager, Corporate Law, ICBC

And Chairperson- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association




Bryson A. Stokes

Firm Managing Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP



Raphael Tachie


Canadian Association of Canada CABL



Abigail Turner


Harper Grey LLP




Yola Ventresca


Lerners LLP



Michael Williams

SVP, Chief Risk Officer- RF Capital Group

Richardson Wealth Limited



Andrea Wood

Chief Legal and Governance Officer





Steven Zakem

Managing Partner

Aird & Berlis LLP



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