Several WeirFoulds lawyers to serve on OBA Law Section executives for 2022-2023 term

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that a number of our lawyers have been selected to serve on the Ontario Bar Association’s Law Sections executives for the 2022-2023 year.

Jeff G. Cowan, Counsel, has been elected to the Administrative Law Section as a Member-at-Large. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading public law litigators, Jeff has acted as counsel before administrative tribunals and the trial and appellate courts. He has argued many of the leading cases in the areas of tribunal jurisdiction and independence, including in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kelsey Ivory, Associate, has been elected as both the Secretary of the Administrative Law Section and the Newsletter Editor of the Health Law Section. Kelsey’s practice is focused on regulatory, administrative and public law, and has experience advising on issues related to registration, complaints and discipline, as well as judicial reviews of government decision-making and criminal matters.

Megan Mah, Partner, has been elected as Chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section. Megan has a diverse practice that focuses on human rights, employment, civil litigation, administrative and constitutional law. She also has experience in the areas of commercial litigation and wills, trusts, estates and capacity litigation, and regularly advises clients on a number of workplace-related issues, including accommodation, performance management and discipline.

Emma Romano, Associate, has been elected to the Entertainment, Media and Communication Law Section as a Member-at-Large. Emma’s practice includes media and defamation, professional liability, and aviation law, as well as commercial and general civil litigation. She also practises in the areas of IT and IP law, with a focus on high tech and Internet-based companies.

Philip Cho, Partner, has been elected to the Insolvency Law Section as a Member-at-Large. He primarily practises in the area of Insolvency and Bankruptcy, with a complementary practice in Security Enforcement and Litigation. Philip is well versed at assisting clients with matters concerning creditor rights, mortgage and personal property security enforcement, whether through direct litigation, power of sale, foreclosure or other types of enforcement proceedings.

Brian Kuchar, Partner, has been elected to the Construction and Infrastructure Law Section as a Member-at-Large. With a diverse litigation practice that includes commercial and civil matters, Brian works with a variety of clients on matters involving construction liens, deficiency claims, commercial leasing, and employment law.

Abby Benattar, Associate, has been elected to the Young Lawyer Division – Central as a Member-at-Large. Abby’s practice focuses on technology contracting, data protection and privacy compliance, and she has worked with a variety of industries and companies to address clients’ privacy needs, concerns and goals.

Vipal Jain, Associate, has been elected to the Privacy and Access to Information Law Section as a Member-at-Large. Vipal’s practice focuses on privacy and technology matters, enabling her to help organizations on matters relating to data governance, cybersecurity and business transactions.

As members of the OBA Law Sections, our lawyers will play an important role in shaping the future of their practice areas, in addition to executing specifics projects as assigned by the Chair, organizing specialized programming on current issues, advocating for streamlined procedures, producing informative articles that keep section members up-to-date.

We wish each of them a great year with the Sections and executive teams.


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