Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Canadian Lawyer InHouse.
Tracking spending and diversity at PayPal and GEFrom spending to diversity, companies such as PayPal and GE are tracking and measuring a variety of aspects of work they do with their external counsel as it moves through their busy legal department and it’s putting law firms on their toes.
Monday, 01 May 2017 09:00

Incenting securities snitches

Illustration: Gary Neill
Illustration: Gary Neill
Will financial rewards to whistleblowers from the OSC help or hinder companies from complying with securities laws?
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:01

Mapping out an e-discovery strategy

Mapping out an e-discovery strategyThe numbers on e-discovery projects can be staggering both from a dollar and document perspective. E-discovery can represent 50 per cent of the cost in a litigation matter. It can also be a process where 50,000 documents are looked at for 200 that really matter.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Building future wealth for First Nations

Building future wealth  for First NationsHoward Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base.
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

School board confidential

Photo: Charles Verworn Design
Photo: Charles Verworn Design
Brenda Stokes Verworn left private practice to go in-house many years before doing so became a popular path for lawyers looking for a different way to apply their legal skills. After several years in the law firm environment, she discovered the appeal of providing legal advice in-house in the public sector at the level of local government.
Does your in-house legal department have a formal written business plan? If you do, you’re among the approximately 25 per cent that do in Canada.
Salvatore Frisina, senior vice president at President’s Choice Financial, accepts the Community Builder Award on behalf of the George Weston Ltd. Company. The award was presented by Mary Ellen Bench and Fernando Garcia.
Salvatore Frisina, senior vice president at President’s Choice Financial, accepts the Community Builder Award on behalf of the George Weston Ltd. Company. The award was presented by Mary Ellen Bench and Fernando Garcia.
Some in-house counsel were recently recognized for pro bono projects geared toward helping communities in need of access to legal services in the Greater Toronto Area.
Monday, 03 April 2017 09:00

In search of fairness

Photo: Robin Kuniski
Photo: Robin Kuniski
Toronto criminal lawyer Chris Murphy is seeking justice for the family of a Saskatchewan First Nations man who was  fatally shot last August.
Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Heenan Blaikie breakdown

Photo: Robin Kuniski
Photo: Robin Kuniski
Three years after the collapse of the law firm he helped build, Norman Bacal reflects with his version of the inside story.
Monday, 27 February 2017 09:01

Balancing act

Balancing actRegulatory matters loom large for most in-house departments these days, but for the insurance and financial services sector in Quebec a general strike by government lawyers in that province has delayed some much-anticipated revised legislation.
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