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Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia is VP Legal and General Counsel for Cargojet. His duties include providing strategic and legal advice on Canada-wide and international operations, labour relations and employment law and all general legal matters. He holds an MIR from the University of Toronto and LLB/BCL from McGill and recently completed an MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University. He specifically enjoys writing about current issues relating to the future of law and technology, diversity and inclusiveness, and providing career advice to recent calls, junior associates and inhouse counsel generally.

He can be reached by email.

Time for change

There are many ways in which lawyers can move the needle toward inclusion, says Fernando Garcia

Working in the age of coronavirus introduces “new normal”

One’s situation – in office, working from home, laid off – will dictate strategy, says Fernando Garcia

Spending the pandemic alone time pondering your career trajectory? Join a board

Joining a board can enhance one’s career without changing jobs, writes Fernando Garcia

Controlling costs is part of lawyers’ mandate

In-house and external counsel have duty to clients to keep costs down, says Fernando Garcia

Marketing partner forum provides insights into strategic focus for law firms

‘Ancillary support services’ can no longer be sustainably performed by law firms, says Fernando Garcia

The true value of an in-house counsel

The external/in-house cost analysis can undervalue in-house lawyers, argues Fernando Garcia

Variety can be the spice of a GC’s life

Working as an “Only Legal Officer” can be terrifying, but the rewards are great

Lawyers "disconnect to connect" at annual Fireside Conference

Legal Innovation Summit in rural Ontario draws practitioners to a non-wired weekend

An expanded view of client interest

An expanded view of client interest

Fernando Garcia’s timeless lesson from labour-relations class

The value of leveraging your legal team

The value of leveraging your legal team

To be truly successful, a lawyer must create and develop a strong legal team