Canadian Lawyer

April 2021

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2021 JUDGES 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 JANICE PAYNE Partner Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP MARK PERSAUD Senior Legal Counsel, Persaud Law Group and Justice Committee – Co-Chair- The BlackNorth Initiative ROBERT PIASENTIN Partner, Technology McMillan LLP 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 TERRA REBICK Chief Counsel Thomson Reuters 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, Q.C. Canada Managing Partner DLA Piper (Canada) LLP GODYNE N.L. SIBAY Managing Partner, Ontario Region McCarthy Tétrault LLP PHILIP SHAER Chief Legal Officer Canopy Growth Corporation 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 ANNE SPAFFORD Toronto Managing Partner Lerners LLP MARGOT SPENCE Manager, Corporate Law, ICBC and Chair - Canadian Corporate Counsel Association BRYSON A. STOKES National Managing Partner Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP RAPHAEL TACHIE Senior Counsel, TD Bank and Vice President Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) ABIGAIL TURNER Partner Harper Grey LLP MICHAEL WILLIAMS Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, General Counsel Richardson Wealth HILDA WONG Senior Vice President and General Counse, First National Financial LP and Secretary, Women General Counsel Canada ANDREA WOOD Chief Legal and Governance Officer TELUS STEVEN ZAKEM Managing Partner Aird & Berlis LLP AWARD SPONSOR OFFICIAL BALLOT ACCOUNTANTS SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS W O M E N G E N E R A L C O U N S E L C A N A D A OFFICIAL MEDIA SUPPORTED PUBLICATIONS ORGANIZER CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 EXCELLENCE AWARDEES Lexpert and supporting publications Canadian Lawyer and InHouse are pleased to announce the Excellence Awardees of the second annual Canadian Law Awards. The array of legal professionals and organizations across the 26 categories is a true representation of excellence in the legal profession. They are to be congratulated for their outstanding achievements, innovation and leadership over an extraordinary year. Gold Winners will be revealed and celebrated at the highly anticipated virtual awards show on May 20, 2021. Canadian LAW AWARDS 2021 MAY 20, 2021 • ONLINE For more information, visit

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