John advises insurers, reinsurers, fraternal societies, banks and insurance intermediaries on regulatory compliance, strategic initiatives, obtaining approvals and orders from Canadian federal and provincial insurance regulators and negotiating insurance distribution agreements. He also conducts professional liability risk management audits for major Canadian law firms. John was formerly a partner in the Financial Services Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, where he provided opinion advice and worked on major Canadian insurance mergers and acquisitions. Before joining McCarthy’s in 1987, John worked for eight years in the insurance and reinsurance industry as a property and casualty insurance broker, a reinsurance broker and a treaty and facultative reinsurance underwriter. John is a co-author contributor to Getting the Deal Through – Insurance & Reinsurance and Butterworths' Insurance Companies Act – Legislation and Commentary. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors and the Conduct Review Committee of Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada and a member of various professional organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association.