The Top 25 Most Influential 2020 winner
Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Julie Soloway is a competition lawyer who goes out of her way to mentor and support her fellow women in the profession. She feels a sense of fulfillment when seeing her mentees take on responsibilities and advance to leadership roles. Having witnessed systemic biases and discrimination during her formative years, Soloway has since become a prominent figure in today’s gender revolution and a passionate advocate for positive social change. She is the author of Leading the Way: Canadian Women in the Law, published by LexisNexis, which follows the journeys of 50 women lawyers in Canada. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she has offered guidance to businesses struggling to navigate this period of uncertainty and legal complexity. She has advised a broad array of clients, including LVMH (Louis Vuitton), The Washington Group, Intact Financial Corporation, Digital Colony Partners and Kinder Morgan. For more than a decade, she has provided leadership to the American Bar Association’s section of antitrust law.