2018 Zenith Award Winners


Conni Gibson, BMO Financial Group

Corporate Finance & Securities Conni Gibson is Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Head of Legal US Capital Markets, leading a team of lawyers supporting BMO’s US Capital Markets businesses. She has brought a culture shift in productivity by assessing the delivery of legal services by a relatively small team, and shifting the focus to higher-risk/higher-value work while eliminating or providing alternate solutions for low-risk/low-value work. Gibson has led the implementation of a BMO pro bono program in New York, partnering with local law firms to deliver legal services to low-income immigrants at naturalization screening clinics. Gibson co-founded and co-chairs the New York chapter of the employee resource group BMO Women in a Supported Environment.

Jennifer Gray, McInnes Cooper

Corporate Commercial Law Jennifer Gray is a Project Management Partner who specializes in matters requiring expertise in project development and execution. She assists in the scoping, planning and management of client projects involving significant legal activity. Gray also provides project management expertise in relation to complex litigation, including regulatory proceedings and commercial arbitrations. She has worked to bring the best technologies and best practices to staff and lawyers at her firm’s regional offices. Gray is also the project manager for Public Services and Procurement Canada in relation to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.