Dean ScalettaDirector, Information and Litigation, Manitoba Public Insurance
In June 2009, Dean assumed the newly created position of director, information and litigation, dealing primarily with access and privacy issues. Dean has been a member of the MBA Bar Council since 2001, and secretary-treasurer since 2009. Dean is also the CBA Treasurer-Elect and will begin his term September 1, 2015. He has been actively involved in the CCCA serving as the Manitoba Chair (1999-2005), on the Board of Directors (2004-2008), on the Interim Executive (2011), and as National Treasurer since 2011. He was first elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba in 2010, and has served on numerous Law Society committees.Full Bio »
Dorothy QuannVice President and General Counsel, Xerox Canada
Dorothy Quann is vice president and general counsel at Xerox Canada. She is a member of the executive committee of the Legal Leaders for Diversity. She is a member of the Common Law Honour Society Selection Committee at the University of Ottawa and a former member of the Awards Committee of the Ontario Bar Association. Dorothy is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, and past president of the Association of Canadian General Counsel.Full Bio »
Fernando GarciaGeneral Counsel, Nissan Canada
Fernando Garcia is the general counsel for Nissan Canada, Inc. Fernando’s duties include providing strategic and legal advice on Canada-wide dealer operations and labour relations and employment law matters. He holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.Full Bio »
Jolie LinVice president and deputy general counsel, Bank of Montreal
Jolie Lin is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel T&O, and Chief Knowledge Officer, at the Bank of Montreal. Jolie is accountable for managing legal and regulatory risk for BMOs Technology & Operations functions, focused on technology, procurement, outsourcing and strategic partnerships. She is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of global knowledge management initiatives within the Legal, Corporate and Compliance Group. She acts as chief technology strategist and plays a leadership role in promoting and guiding the use of technology within LCCG. Jolie is also responsible for leading innovative projects, to optimize resources and bring greater efficiencies in the LCCG function. She leads a team of lawyers as well as professionals responsible for project management, records and information management, centralized litigation support (e-discovery and legal holds), internal knowledge-sharing systems, and internal professional development programs. Full Bio »
Josh DeathJosh Death, Associate Vice President, TD Bank
Josh Death is associate vice president for The Toronto-Dominion Bank. He is responsible for all aspects of TD’s intellectual property matters, including the facilitation of patentable innovation. Josh is a past Innovatio winner in the category of Risk Management – Large Department for his work in developing TD's Office of Patentable Innovation.Full Bio »
Julia Shin DoiGeneral Counsel & Secretary, Ryerson University
Julia Shin Doi is general counsel and secretary of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University. She is responsible for providing legal and governance advice and has operational responsibility for access to information, privacy, records management, and information security. Julia also serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange and CURIE’s Audit Committee. Julia is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she has taught since 2001.Full Bio »
Lorne O'ReillySenior Counsel, Dow Chemical Canada ULC
Lorne O'Reilly is senior counsel for Dow Chemical, and specifically for Dow Chemical Canada ULC, providing counsel for it and all of its affiliated entities’ operations located in Canada. Lorne was formerly associate general counsel at Superior Plus Corp. He is a past Innovatio winner in the category of Tomorrow's Leader. His primary focus was to provide Superior and its business divisions with legal, corporate secretarial and business support, overseeing all legal matters pertaining to Superior's day-to-day operations, including providing specific counsel on general corporate and securities law, business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, employment, dispute resolution, risk management, and adherence to applicable legislative and regulatory requirements associated with its public issuer status in Canada. Full Bio »
Lynn KorbakGeneral Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Toyota Canada
Lynn Korbak is a senior legal executive with more than 20 years' experience acting as a lead legal advisor and business executive. Lynn has provided legal, governance and risk management counsel to numerous organizations on on all aspects of their businesses. She is the former general counsel, corporate secretary and chief risk officer of Morneau Shepell. Prior to joining Morneau Shepell, Lynn was counsel and corporate secretary at an international financial services firm. She is also a member of Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of general counsel and organizations dedicated to promoting diversity in Canada. Full Bio »
Robert PiasentinGeneral Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Privacy Officer, Sierra Systems
Robert Piasentin is general counsel, corporate secretary and privacy officer for Sierra Systems, a North American IT services and consulting firm headquartered in Vancouver. Robert is responsible for all legal affairs relating to the company including mergers and acquisitions, contracting, negotiations, dispute resolution, intellectual property, tax, employment and privacy matters. Robert is also the president and one of the founders of the British Columbia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.Full Bio »
Tony LinardiGeneral Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Principal, Golder Associates Ltd.
At Golder Associates, Tony is recognized as an agile and resilient leader, focused on finding pragmatic solutions to complex problems and supporting the development of the next generation at Golder. His broad commercial in-house practice provides counsel to a vast network of Golder global offices and leadership teams. He is extensively involved in assessing organizational risk and designing risk mitigation systems at an operational level — finding better ways for the company to manage risk. His practice is also heavily weighted to corporate governance and his comprehensive commercial practice includes the drafting and negotiation of domestic and international contracts for engineering, construction, and environmental remediation projects. Full Bio »
Yonni FushmanVice president, deputy general counsel, Aecon
Yonni Fushman is responsible for managing Aecon’s national legal department and is involved with all legal and risk aspects of the business.
Fushman is also chair of Aecon’s Commercial Risk Committee, an initiative he championed and which Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine recognized as the Innovation of the Year in 2016. He is also chair of Aecon’s Ethics & Compliance Committee.
Prior to joining Aecon in 2005, Fushman practiced law in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Economics from the University of Southern California in 1997 and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 2001.
He is vice chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law section, a co-founder of the Construction Sector In-House Counsel Forum, a co-director of Osgoode Hall’s Construction Law Certificate program, a member of the Ontario General Contractors Association’s Lien Act Review Task Force, and a member of the Board of Directors of North York Arts. He speaks regularly on various topics related to construction law and serves as a mentor for the Ontario Bar Association’s young lawyer mentoring program.Full Bio »