Partner and counsel at Koskie Glavin Gordon in Vancouver, BC. Represents boards of trustees, pension committees and other administrators of pension and benefit plans, including multi-employer and jointly governed plans, as well as trade unions and plan member groups across Canada. Provides advice on plan administration, fiduciary duties and governance. Also, represents clients before all levels of court across Canada, often in class actions involving pensions and other employee benefit plans, including funding issues, fiduciary duties and pension fund investments. Represents clients before pension regulators and tribunals on matters relating to statutory and regulatory compliance, including plan wind-ups, mergers, plan amendments and funding requirements. Former Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law; Director, Multi-Employer Benefit Council of Canada; Member of the Multi Employer Pension Plans Technical Advisory Committee of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; past chair of the CBA’s National Pension and Benefits Section; past chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Ontario FST; instructor for the IF Advanced Trustee Management Standards Program. BA, U of T (1987); JD, U of T (1990). Ontario Bar (1992). BC Bar (2013).
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