Jeff Sommers is a partner specializing in pensions, benefits & executive compensation law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Jeff was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in the area of employee benefits law and is recognized as a leading pensions and employee benefits law practitioner in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. His practice involves all aspects of the taxation, funding, investment and administration of pension and group benefit arrangements. Jeff frequently advises clients in respect of pension and benefit issues relating to corporate transactions and insolvencies. He has written and lectured extensively on a wide variety of topics relating to pensions and employee benefits. Jeff is very active in the Canadian Bar Association’s National Pension and Benefits Section, serving on its Executive Committee and as a co-Chair of its Advocacy and Government Relations Committee. Jeff is a program Director and speaker for the annual Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law Program and is a Steering Committee member for the annual Northwind Professional Institute Pension Fund Invitational Forum.