2022 Judges


Alexa Abiscott

General Counsel and Secretary, ApplyBoard Inc.

And Co-Founder, President & Board Member Women General Counsel Canada



Jennifer Addison

SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, EPCOR Utilities Inc.

And WGCC- Prairies Chapter Lead



Arif Ahmad

Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs & General Counsel





Gerry Apostolatos

Former Chair of the Board of Directors

Langlois lawyers, LLP



Jacqueline Beckles

General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

and CABL- Board Member



Stephen Beney

Managing Partner

Bereskin & Parr LLP




Mark T. Bennett

Executive Chair

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP



Lilac Bosma

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

HSBC Bank Canada



Noralee Bradley QC

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer





Ren Bucholz


Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP



Lydia Bugden, QC

CEO & Managing Partner

Stewart McKelvey



Olivier Chouc

Vice-President, Law CN - Law and Office of the Corporate Secretary

Canadian National Railway Company




Jeffrey Cohen

Managing Partner

Torkin Manes LLP



George Cooper, QC

Chief Executive Officer and Partner

Cox & Palmer



Bindu Cudjoe

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Laurentian Bank of Canada




Tom Curry

Managing Partner

Lenczner Slaght



Jeff Davis

Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan



Peter Feldberg

Firm Managing Partner

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP




Yonni Fushman

Executive Vice President, CLO & Secretary, Aecon Group Inc.

and Past Chair Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law section



Matthew Gottlieb

Managing Partner

Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP



Kath Hammond

Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Safety and Security

Greater Toronto Airports Authority




Nizam Hasham

General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Canadian Pacific Railway



Sharon Haward-Laird

General Counsel

BMO Financial Group



Shari Hosaki

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary - Legal Affairs

HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin




Charles E. Hurdon

Managing Partner - Canada

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP



Dominique Hussey

Vice Chair, Toronto Managing Partner

Bennett Jones LLP



Philippe Johnson

Managing Partner, Montreal

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP




Rustam Juma

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Privacy Officer

Eckler Ltd.



Jeffrey Jay Kay, QC

Managing Partner

Farris LLP



Lynn Korbak

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Toromont Industries Ltd.




James Kosa

Partner, Technology and IP

WeirFoulds LLP



Arun Krishnamurti

Counsel, Google Canada

and Director SABA



Justin Kutyan

National Leader and Senior Partner





Michael Ladha

Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro



Dale H. Lastman, C.M.


Goodmans LLP



Jean-François Legault


VIA Rail Canada




Sunita Mahant

Head of Global Initiatives, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Senior Director, Legal Affairs

Ivanhoé Cambridge



Indra Maharaj

Legal Counsel

MT>Align (LNG Canada)



Blair McCreadie

Managing Partner, Toronto

Dentons Canada LLP




Andrew McLaughlin

Vice President – Legal Affairs & General Counsel

Major Drilling Group International Inc.



John G. Murphy

National Managing Partner & CEO

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)



Benjamin Na

Partner and Head of the Advocacy Department, Toronto

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP




Peter V. Nguyen

SVP Legal, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary

Descartes Systems Group



Angela Nikolakakos

Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs

Fiera Capital Corporation



Lorne O'Reilly, Q.C.

Lead Counsel, Dow Chemical Canada ULC

and VP & Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors- Alberta Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel




Kerry O’Reilly Wilks

Chief Officer, Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs

TransAlta Corporation



Robert Piasentin

Partner, Technology

McMillan LLP



Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe


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




Nathalie Rizcalla

VP HR, Corporate and Legal Affairs

Pelican International



Tanya Rothe

General Counsel

D-Wave Systems Inc.



Melanie Schweizer

Senior Vice-President Legal, General Counsel

Bell Canada




Robert Seidel, QC

Canada Managing Partner

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP



Godyne N.L. Sibay

Regional Managing Partner (Ontario)

McCarthy Tétrault



Lisa Skakun

Chief Legal, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer

Coast Capital Savings




Michael S. Slan

Managing Partner

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP



Margot Spence

Executive Director, Legal, Destination Canada

And Chairperson- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association



Bryson A. Stokes

Firm Managing Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP




Abigail Turner


Harper Grey LLP



Yola Ventresca

Managing Partner

Lerners LLP



Michael Williams

SVP, Chief Risk Officer- RF Capital Group

Richardson Wealth Limited




Andrea Wood

Chief Legal and Governance Officer




Steven Zakem

Managing Partner

Aird & Berlis LLP



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