Lorraine Mastersmith is a partner and head of the Business Law Department in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. Lorraine represents emerging and established companies specializing in technology for a range of commercial applications including live broadcasting, financial services, business intelligence, consulting services, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, logistics, digital, cloud, and security services in respect of M&A activity, corporate governance, commercial contracts, technology licensing, and raising capital. Over the course of her career both as in-house counsel and in private practice, Lorraine has assisted clients in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in financing from banks, angel investors, private equity, and venture capital firms. She is the Ottawa lead for the firm’s Technology Industry Group and Blockchain Group, and team lead for the Corporate Practice/Private M&A Group in the Ottawa office. Lorraine currently serves as an independent director of Ross Video Limited. She has been recognized in Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and TheLegal 500 Canada.