199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Kathy has over 30 years’ experience in the area of pension, benefits, and executive compensation. She advises many boards of directors and jointly sponsored pension plans, including on governance matters generally and on fiduciary duties and liabilities. She regularly assists businesses structure their pension, benefit, and executive compensation arrangements and their related investments. Kathy also advises on pension issues arising from corporate insolvencies, including Sears Canada Inc. She also has substantial litigation experience defending corporations from challenges at all levels of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She has provided advice to many provincial governments and the federal government. Kathy was a member and Vice-Chair of both the Ontario pension regulator and the tribunal for 10 years plus was the management expert on the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions. She is also on two advisory committees of the pension regulator. She is the Past Chair of the Association for Canadian Pension Management’s National Policy Committee. She is a leader of the Blakes National Pension Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.
On October 1, 2016, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (“RRD”) completed its spin-off of LSC Communications, Inc. (“LSC”) and Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. (“DFS”) by way of a distribution to its stockholders of approximately 80.75 per cent of the common stock of each spin-off company.
On October 3, 2016, Laurentian Bank of Canada (Laurentian Bank) announced the completion of its acquisition of the Canadian equipment financing and corporate financing activities of CIT Group Inc. (CIT), a portfolio valued at approximately $1 billion (the Acquisition).