on February 20, 2017
There is an old saying that reads: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” With this phrase, I will waddle into the murky debate as to the role of the general counsel. More specifically, the discussion will focus on what is best, being a “generalist” general counsel or a specialist in-house counsel?
on January 23, 2017
In-house boutique law firm Simplex Legal LLP is expanding its footprint east into the Ontario market, opening a new office in Toronto.
on January 23, 2017
In the final video from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2017 series, sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Matthew Snell, general counsel of IBM Canada discusses his role in assisting the business units in developing innovative approaches for clients.
January 2017, Volume 12 • Issue 1
Issue Date: December 2016
Tanya Rothe has had an interesting path on the journey D-Wave Systems has taken in its evolution over the last…
Written by Mallory HendryIssue Date: December 2016The Annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey found the use of AFAs has declined from last year, but experimentation continues.
- Subtitle Corporate Counsel Survey
Written by Laura WilliamsIssue Date: December 2016From allegations of sexual harassment against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes to the court case against former CBC radio…
- Subtitle Workplace Solutions
Written by Stacy Rush, Giselle Chin and Andrew KaikaiIssue Date: December 2016Two recent Patent Appeal Board decisions issued on behalf of the commissioner of patents in 2016 reflect the challenges in…
- Subtitle Intellectual Property
Written by Hubert Camirand and Daniel BaumIssue Date: December 2016In Mennillo v. Intramodal Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada examined whether a corporation’s non-compliance with the corporate formalities of…
- Subtitle Litigation and Arbitration
Written by Janet GuttsmanIssue Date: December 2016Canada’s cities will be the next frontier for risk-sharing public-private partnerships, bringing new players and new complications into the now…
- Subtitle Industry Spotlight
On a weeknight in early November, Mark Johnson found himself at a meeting in the library of a Toronto junior…
- Subtitle Law Department Management
Written by Danny BradburyIssue Date: December 2016Joseph Frasca knows a thing or two about big journeys. The general counsel for tech e-commerce firm Shopify Inc got…
- Subtitle Professional Profile
Written by Robert SoccioIssue Date: December 2016In my experience, general counsel must embrace opportunities, assume new challenges and achieve difficult corporate objectives. This raison d’être is…
- Subtitle In Closing
It’s not often we profile a legal department the way we have in this issue, taking a look at the…
- Subtitle Editor's Box