2016 Zenith Award Winners


James Bunting, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Jim Bunting has led a number of pro bono cases that have advanced the cause of diversity and inclusion within amateur sport. As a result of his efforts, many athletes who would have otherwise been prevented or impeded from competing due to systemic discrimination can now pursue their goals. In 2015, he successfully represented Dutee Chand at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) when sports officials deemed her natural testosterone levels too high. He is currently representing Chris Mosier, the first transgender man to qualify for a US Men’s National Team, securing approval to compete internationally. In another pro bono case, Jim fought for the equitable compensation of the Canadian women’s soccer team by the Canadian Soccer Association, securing a twoyear agreement.