John Jason has practised law for over 20 years and is widely regarded as a leading lawyer in regulatory law across all sectors of the financial services industry. Mr. Jason previously served as senior vice-president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at BMO Financial Group (2009–2011); lead partner responsible for financial services regulatory matters at a large Canadian business law firm (2000–2009); partner at another prominent Canadian business law firm (1988–1990, 1992–2000); and chief of policy development and implementation for the legislative reform task force at the Canadian department of finance (1990–1992). He has acted for financial institutions, regulators and regulatory agencies. As a practising lawyer, Mr. Jason advised on many of the most significant developments affecting the financial services sector, including major mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, anti-money laundering programs and capital formation. His experience also extends to advising on the governance structures that support strong risk management and compliance frameworks. Mr. Jason founded Canadian Compliance Group (2011), which provides innovative compliance risk management solutions for the financial sector.