2020 Judges


Marc B. Barbeau

Chair of the Firm

Stikeman Elliott LLP



Daniel Bourque

Senior Legal Counsel

TD Bank and Canadian Corporate Counsel Association – CHAIR



James Buchan

Firm Managing Partner

Gowling WLG




Lynn Burns

Executive Director

Pro Bono Ontario



Jeffrey Cohen

Managing Partner

Torkin Manes LLP



George Cooper, QC

Chief Executive Officer and Partner

Cox & Palmer




Bindu Cudjoe

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Canadian Western Bank and Vice President Women General Counsel Canada



Tom Curry

Managing Partner

Lenczner Slaght



Daniel Desjardins

Chairman Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Inc




Peter Feldberg

Firm Managing Partner

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP



Cheryl Foy

University Secretary and General Counsel

Ontario Tech University and Past President (2019), President (2018), (Co-Chair) 2016, Founder Women General Counsel Canada



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




Matthew Gottlieb

Managing Partner

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb



Deborah Greenberg

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)




Elspeth Hagan

General Counsel, Global Compliance

McCain Foods Limited and President - Women General Counsel Canada



Ian Holloway, PC, CD, QC

Professor and Dean of Law

The University of Calgary



Philippe Johnson

Managing Partner, Montreal





Melissa Kennedy

Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer

Sun Life Financial



Lynn Korbak

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Toromont Industries Ltd.



Daphne Lainson

Chair of the Firm

Smart & Biggar




Dale H. Lastman, C.M.


Goodmans LLP



Kikelomo Lawal

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Interac Corp.



Mark Le Blanc

General Counsel





Tony Linardi

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Principal

Golder Associates Ltd.



Av Maharaj

Vice President HR, Corporate and Legal Affairs

KraftHeinz Canada



John G. Murphy

National Managing Partner & CEO

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP




Judy Naiberg

Vice President, Legal

Rogers Communications and Director – Conference Co-Chair Women General Counsel Canada



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

JSD Thomas W. Lawlor QC Professor of Law and Ethics

Faculty of Law and Visiting Scholar, American Bar Foundation (2019-20) University of Alberta




Robert Piasentin

General Counsel

Sierra Systems and Founder, President, Past President, Board Member- Association of Corporate Counsel- British Columbia Chapter



Leola Pon

In-House Counsel

Toronto District School Board



Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe


Torys 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




Graham Robson

Executive Vice-President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.



Linda Rothstein


Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP



Robert Seidel, Q.C.

Canada Managing Partner

DLA Piper




Julia Shin Doi

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

Ryerson University



Anne Spafford

Toronto Managing Partner

Lerners LLP



Ingrid Stefancic

Vice-President, Corporate and Legal Services

Logistec and ICSA Board member Canadian division; Chair Governance and Admissions Committee




Marie-Hélène Tremblay

Tax Partner- Montreal

Miller Thomson LLP



Abigail Turner


Harper Grey LLP



Hilda Wong

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

First National Financial LP and Secretary Women General Counsel Canada





Andrea Wood

Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Ombudsman




Grant A. Zawalsky

Managing Partner

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP





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