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Corporation Fined, Director Imprisoned for Contempt in Copyright Infringement Decision

  • April 04, 2022
  • Sepal Bonni

In a rare decision, the Federal Court of Canada found a party in contempt of court for breaching the terms of two previous judgments concerning copyright infringement, resulting in a severe fine and imprisonment of a director of the infringing. It serves as a reminder that courts take intellectual property protection seriously and will impose liability on both infringing corporations and on their directors when necessary and appropriate.

Charity and Not-For-Profit Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum
Head shot photo of Diana Mojica

An Interview with Diana Mojica: Keeping a Positive Perspective

  • March 18, 2022
  • Laura Pettigrew

The article is a summary of an interview with Diana Mojica, a public sector lawyer and member of the Public Sector Lawyers Section Executive.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Public Sector Lawyers, Student Forum
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In-House Insights: Chris Moran

  • March 05, 2022
  • Chris Moran, General Counsel, Maple Reinders Group; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Introducing the In-House Insights series, where we interview in-house lawyers on their work experiences, the difference in their responsibilities from out-house firms, and general advice. In this edition, we hear from Chris Moran - Chris Moran is the General Counsel of the Maple Reinders Group, where he is responsible for all of the legal aspects of Maple Reinders’ business.

Construction and Infrastructure Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum
Developments in Employment Law in 2021, and What’s Ahead in 2022

Developments in Employment Law in 2021, and What’s Ahead in 2022

  • February 23, 2022
  • Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Jessica Schissler, Aird & Berlis LLP

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic’s heavy influence on employment law, 2021 also saw the introduction of new law dealing with employees’ “right to disconnect” and the near-banning of non-competition clauses and agreements. Additionally, a series of prominent and influential decisions emerged from Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal, Superior Court and Court of Appeal relating largely to workplace culture issues. We discuss this and more in our look back at 2021, and what’s to come in 2022.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Labour and Employment Law, Student Forum
Nimisha Dubey

Tips for New In-House Lawyers from a New In-House Lawyer

  • April 02, 2021
  • Nimisha Dubey, CCCA Executive and Lawyer, University Health Network

Whether you are coming from private practice, fresh out of law school, or making a lateral move to a new company, the learning curve as an in-house lawyer is steep. That does not mean, however, that you cannot conquer it!

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum
KJ Chong

What to Do as In-house Counsel When Litigation Strikes!

  • April 02, 2021
  • KJ Chong, CCCA Executive member, general counsel of Broadgrain Commodities Inc.

KJ Chong shares her thoughts and tips on litigation management as in-house counsel.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum
David Mousavi

The Virtual Shift - who is “essential” and do they really need to work onsite?

  • April 02, 2021
  • David Mousavi, CCCA Executive member and general counsel of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for businesses and their in-house counsel to say the least.  Government mandated lockdowns, Stay-at-Home Orders, and physical distancing regulations were introduced throughout various times of the pandemic - each measure requiring a significant degree of legal interpretation and strategic planning to ensure continued business operations while keeping everyone safe.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum

With Gratitude from Corporate Counsel – Part II

  • December 21, 2020
  • KJ Chong and Adrian Ishak

Members of the CCCA – Ontario Chapter offer their appreciation of those who’ve educated, empowered and inspired them, including Mark Crestohl and Graham McNeil.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum

Lawyering and Regulating During a Global Pandemic

  • November 18, 2020
  • Michael Rusek, senior legal counsel, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC)

Even though we have yet to emerge from the pandemic, we have already learned (or in some cases, relearned) a number of lessons of critical importance to any in-house legal team. Here are some thoughts by Michael Rusek, senior legal counsel at OMVIC, regarding 'lawyering' and regulating during a global pandemic.

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Student Forum