2021 Judges


 

Gerry Apostolatos

Lawyer, Partner- Montreal; Immediate past co-Chair of Board of Directors

Langlois Lawyers LLP

 

 

Mark T. Bennett

Managing Partner

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

 

 

Lilac Bosma

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

HSBC Bank Canada

 

 

 

Lynn Burns

Executive Director

Pro Bono Ontario

 

 

Olivier Chouc

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

Canadian National Railway Company

 

 

Jeffrey Cohen

Managing Partner

Torkin Manes LLP

 

 

 

Bindu Cudjoe

SVP and General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CWB Financial Group

and Vice President Women General Counsel Canada

 

 

Tom Curry

Managing Partner

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

 

 

Stephen J. D'Agostino

Managing Partner

Thomson Rogers

 

 

 

Jeff Davis

Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

 

 

Daniel Desjardins AD.E

Chairman Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Inc

 

 

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

Cargojet

 

 

Kara Russell Goldsmith

Senior Legal Counsel

Rogers Communications Inc.

 

 

Matthew Gottlieb

Managing Partner

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb

 

 

 

Deborah Greenberg

Chief Information Officer, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

and Quebec Chapter Leader - Women General Counsel Canada

 

 

Elspeth Hagan

General Counsel, Global Compliance, McCain Foods Limited

and President - Women General Counsel Canada

 

 

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

 

 

 

Melissa Kennedy

Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer, Sun Life Financial

and Founding member - Legal Leaders for Diversity

 

 

Kevin J. Kiley

Managing Partner

McInnes Cooper

 

 

Lynn Korbak

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Toromont Industries Ltd

 

 

 

James Kosa

Partner, Technology and IP

WeirFoulds LLP

 

 

Keith David LaBossiere

CEO & Managing Partner

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

 

 

Michael Ladha

Legal Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

 

 

 

Dale H. Lastman, C.M.

Chair

Goodmans LLP

 

 

Kikelomo Lawal

Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer

CIBC

 

 

Blair McCreadie

Managing Partner, Toronto

Dentons Canada LLP

 

 

 

Andrew McLaughlin

Vice President – Legal Affairs & General Counsel

Major Drilling

 

 

Ashok Menen

Investigation Counsel Ontario Securities Commission

and Director South Asian Bar Association of Toronto

 

 

Peter V. Nguyen

SVP Legal, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, Descartes Systems Group

and Founder GC Forum

 

 

 

Kerry O’Reilly Wilks

Chief Officer, Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs

TransAlta 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

 

 

Paul Paton, Q.C., JSD

Thomas W. Lawlor QC Professor of Law and Ethics Faculty of Law, University of Alberta Visiting Scholar, American Bar Foundation (2019-20)

University of Alberta

 

 

 

Mark Persaud

Senior Legal Counsel, Persaud Law Group Professional Corporation

and Justice Committee – Co-Chair- The BlackNorth Initiative

 

 

Leola Pon

In-House Counsel

Toronto District School Board

 

 

Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe

Partner

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

 

 

 

Dorothy Quann

Chair of the Law & Business Advocacy Council

Ted Rogers School of Management

 

 

Nathalie Rizcalla

Senior Vice President, Legal

Matrox Group

 

 

Tanya Rothe

General Counsel

D-Wave Systems Inc.

 

 

 

Melanie Schweizer

VP - Legal

Bell Canada

 

 

Philip Shaer

Chief Legal Officer

Canopy Growth Corp

 

 

Julia Shin Doi

General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Governors and University Privacy Officer

Ryerson University

 

 

 

Lisa Skakun

General Counsel and Chief Corporate Development Officer

Coast Capital Savings

 

 

Margot Spence

Manager, Corporate Law, ICBC

and Chair- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

 

 

Bryson A. Stokes

National Managing Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

 

 

 

Hilda Wong

Senior Vice President and General Counse, First National Financial LP

and Secretary Women General Counsel Canada

 

 

Andrea Wood

Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Ombudsman

TELUS

 

 

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