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Nov/Dec 2017

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50 LEXPERT MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 & Harcourt LLP. She joined Osler in Oc- tober 2016 and in that short time has par- ticipated in significant transactions and the growth of the firm's Vancouver office. In addition to speaking and writing pa- pers about the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), she teaches a Bar admission course on the PPSA and is a former Presi- dent of the Canadian Bar Association's Banking Subsection. Martindale is active in the Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program. She is currently Treasurer and a Director (2014 to present) of e Arbutus Club. She sat on the Board of the Big Sis- ters of the BC Lower Mainland from De- cember 2012 to April 2015 and has acted as a judging panelist for the Association of Women in Finance PEAK Awards. FRANK MATHIEU Stikeman Elliott LLP Montréal Frank Mathieu is a partner at Stikeman El- liott LLP where he is a member of the firm's Tax Group. His expertise extends from the tax aspects of M&A to corporate reorga- nizations and restructurings and complex financings. He has extensive expertise in advising foreign private-equity funds in relation to their Canadian investments, allowing him to leverage his strong educa- tional background in both Canadian and American tax law. is background also allows him to design more comprehensive solutions that address the clients' Canadi- an tax objectives, while also being mindful of the likely US tax implications. Mathieu is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Famijeunes Foundation. Famijeune's mission is to provide support to families in some of Montréal's poorer neighborhoods, and to equip parents to manage their households, their lives and to attain socio- economic integration. inaugural sold out women in litigation Meet & Mentor event in BC in June 2017. MICHELLE D. MACGILLIVRAY Miller Thomson LLP Toronto Michelle MacGillivray is a labour and employment lawyer advising federally and provincially regulated employers in the public and private sectors on a broad spectrum of labour, employment and human-rights matters. MacGillivray also regularly represents employers before ar- bitrators, mediators, administrative tri- bunals and courts, and advises on issues arising from corporate reorganizations, restructurings, and mergers and acquisi- tions. MacGillivray is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Asso- ciation of Ontario, the Canadian Asso- ciation of Counsel to Employers, and the Society for Human Resources Manage- ment. She writes extensively, having been invited to contribute to an authoritative text for US practitioners on Canadian Labour and Employment Law and, most recently, with respect to emerging issues such as the Police Record Checks Reform Act and its implications for employers in the education, not-for-profit and proper- ty-management fields, among others. MARTHA MARTINDALE Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Vancouver Martha Martindale is a partner in the Fi- nancial Services Group at Osler, Hoskin DAVID R. MCKINNON Bennett Jones LLP Calgary David R. McKinnon is a litigator at Ben- nett Jones LLP, focused on resolving com- plex commercial, energy, shareholder, fran- chise and IP disputes. McKinnon regularly appears as counsel before all levels of court in Alberta and in international and domes- tic arbitration proceedings. For example, he successfully defended a three-week trial of a $10-million copyright, breach of con- fidence and conversion claim by a plaintiff geophysical data company (Geophysical Service Incorporated v. 612469 Alberta Limited (CalWest Printing & Reproduc- tions), 2016 ABQB 356). e trial was heard concurrently with a common-issues trial, case-managed by the Chief Justice, involving 23 Alberta actions, 13 law firms, 37 defendants (three of whom McKin- non acts for) and claims in the hundreds of millions of dollars (Geophysical Service Incorporated v. EnCana Corporation, 2016 ABQB 230). e Court of Appeal agreed (2017 ABCA 125). e plaintiff has sought leave to appeal to the SCC. McKinnon is Chair of the governance committee of EducationMatters, a charitable trust that funds innovative enhancement programs to enrich the learning experiences of Cal- gary students. He is also on the auction committee of UNICEF Water for Life, the third-largest North American fundraiser to provide life-saving clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to children. | RISING STARS |

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