Cox & Palmer’s Halifax Ocean Innovation Team has announced its newest member — an academic, entrepreneur and researcher. In his new role with the Atlantic law firm, Dr. Marlon Lewis will be tasked with bringing a non-legal perspective to issues and opportunities. “They recognized they need a more well-rounded group of people,” says Lewis.
A professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Lewis is the former chairman of Dal’s Department of Oceanography and the former senior scientist at Satlantic LP, a manufacturing firm. His diverse background, he says, while not legal expertise, gives the firm context for its ocean-related files and adds to the ability to do work in this area. “It’s farsighted.”
Not being a lawyer gives the team an edge, he adds. “I look at things from a different lens. It’s an advantage.”