Profiles of Top In-House Lawyers

Shopify VP, Assisant GC Erin Zipes on Lawyers as Entrepreneurs May 25, 2021

Erin Zipes is currently Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Shopify, where she originated, built and scaled the corporate legal function from pre-IPO (NYSE and TSX) to present. In addition to leading the corporate legal team at Shopify, she currently leads the commercial/product counsel...

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ApplyBoard GC Alexa Abiscott on Helping Scale a Tech Startup May 10, 2021

Alexa Abiscott is the General Counsel and Secretary of ApplyBoard, a technology company headquartered in Kitchener that connects international students and recruitment partners to educational opportunities at institutions around the world. ApplyBoard is the world’s largest online platform...

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Freshii GC Paul Hughes on Exercising Great Judgment to Solve Problems Apr 22, 2021

Paul Hughes began his legal career at Baker McKenzie, where he worked in commercial litigation for four years before moving in-house. His first in-house position was at Moody’s Analytics as sole legal counsel in Canada. After four years at Moody’s, Hughes joined Freshii (a publicly...

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Stacey Hoisak on the Journey from GC to CEO of Coinsquare Feb 22, 2021

Stacey Hoisak is an experienced corporate and securities lawyer with over 20 years of experience, both in private practice and in-house. Hoisak is the CEO, General Counsel, CPO and a Director of Coinsquare, a leading cryptocurrency exchange. Having grown up on the East...

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TVO's General Counsel, Mark Le Blanc, on the Importance of being a Generalist Dec 02, 2020

Mark Le Blanc is General Counsel at TVO, where he is responsible for overseeing legal matters and balancing corporate risk. He is a key player on the strategic team as TVO shifts from a legacy broadcaster to a digital product organization.  He has a BA in Economics from Queen’s and a...

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AudienceView’s General Counsel, Chad Aboud, Reflects on Steering a Live Events Company Through COVID-19 Nov 18, 2020

Chad Aboud is the General Counsel of AudienceView Ticketing Corporation, a leading international SaaS Ticketing & CRM company, where he supports a broad range of business units including, Sales, Account Management, Product, Marketing and HR. Prior to AudienceView, Chad was Senior Corporate...

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