2018 Zenith Award Winners
Banking & Financial Institutions
As Vice-president and Associate General Counsel, Personal Banking at CIBC, Elizabeth Fanjoy heads the legal team that supports marketing and sponsorship, back-office operations supporting the retail bank, consumer lending, insurance, deposits, cards, payments and more. Fanjoy sits on four of the bank’s internal boards, chairs one of them and is the only lawyer on the executive council. Fanjoy also sits on the Women’s College Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, is Co-chair of the Women General Counsel Canada conference and has acted as a mentor through the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council that pairs skilled new immigrants with established professionals.
Commercial litigator Craig Ferris has been interested throughout his career in ensuring the profession operates according to its ethical obligations and in the interest of its clients. He represented the Canadian Bar Association as an intervenor at the Supreme Court in a successful constitutional challenge to the application of money-laundering laws to lawyers in Canada. Ferris was elected as a Bencher Law Society of BC in 2014, was acclaimed as Second Vice-president for 2018 and will be President in 2020. He has been a UBC trial advocacy instructor and Access Pro Bono volunteer and was inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.