Lorraine Mastersmith is one of Canada’s top corporate and M&A lawyers. An Ottawa-based partner with 30 years of experience, she provides practical, strategic advice on corporate finance, M&A, corporate governance, commercial contracts and technology licensing, with a particular focus on emerging and established tech companies Lorraine is also Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP’s firm Managing Partner – Internal. In this role, Lorraine is responsible for the firm’s internal and professional-based strategies, policies and performance. Previously, Lorraine was head of the Ottawa office’s Business Law Department and the Ottawa lead for the firm’s Technology, Blockchain & Smart Contracts and Corporate Practice/Private M&A Groups. Lorraine has been recognized for her strong legal acumen and dedication to client service in a number of prominent legal directories. These include Chambers Canada, Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Lorraine is very active in the Ottawa business community and has served on the boards of a number of public and private companies and not-for-profits. She is currently a member of the regional ambassador council for Women Get on Board, an organization devoted to the advancement of qualified women to corporate boards.