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Nine Things I Learned from Running Counselwell Summit 2022 May 18, 2022

On May 11-12, we ran our first conference for in-house lawyers, entitled Counselwell Summit 2022 (we're working on the name still). After collecting feedback from 30+ people, we have 9 take-aways:

1. People really, really liked this event. 

Here are some testimonials:

"The Counselwell Summit...

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Cineplex VP Legal Michael Paris on the Cineworld Case, COVID-19 Restrictions, and the Value of an In-House Litigator Mar 14, 2022

Today we’re chatting with Michael Paris who serves as the Vice President, Legal & Chief Privacy Officer at Cineplex.

Counselwell: Tell us about your background and what led you to your role at Cineplex?

Paris: I started my career in the Commercial Litigation group at Bennett Jones LLP...

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Lorena Mance Joins AudienceView as Corporate Counsel Jan 24, 2022

Lorena Mance has joined the AudienceView portfolio of companies as Corporate Counsel. Lorena will be supporting all departments, in particular the portfolio's global B2B ticketing SaaS products and B2C platforms, which all service the Live Events Industry. Prior to this role, Lorena worked as...

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Jessica Moldaver Joins EY as Employment Counsel Jan 14, 2022

Jessica Moldaver has joined EY in the role of Employment Counsel. In this role, Jessica will be providing strategic employment law advice to EY across Canada. Jessica will also be using her experience to conduct more complex workplace investigations and providing guidance on conflict resolution....

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Senka Grahovac Joins Kuehne+Nagel Canada as National Legal Counsel Dec 20, 2021

Senka Grahovac has joined Kuehne+Nagel Canada in the newly created role of National Legal Counsel to service the organization's Canadian operations within the global legal and compliance framework. Senka will be advising the Canadian management team in two primary areas -...

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Rebecca Hayes Joins Manulife as Senior Counsel Dec 16, 2021

Rebecca will support the public markets institutional asset management business for Manulife Investment Management in Canada. Previously Rebecca served as Corporate Secretary and VP, Head of Legal for Canada at State Street Global Advisors, Ltd., and as VP, Senior Counsel at State Street Trust...

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Insights from GC Spouses Laura Salvatori (Anson Funds) and Muneeb Yusuf (League) Aug 11, 2021

We started this blog in order to share profiles and insights of top in-house lawyers, and over time, it grew evident that each General Counsel has their own unique perspective, experience and insights about the in-house life. For this post we decided to illustrate just how unique...

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Jonathan Cullen on being the Pfizer Canada GC Jun 23, 2021

Jonathan Cullen is the Vice President & General Counsel Canada & France Cluster Lead at Pfizer Canada. Jonathan has over 17 years of experience in healthcare managing talented teams in Canada and Europe to bring breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, notably Pfizer’s...

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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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