In-House Insights: Devon Ryerse

  • March 05, 2022
  • Devon Ryerse, In-House counsel, Aecon Group Inc.; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Typically, there are two types of lawyers: those who work in a firm (or as solo practitioners) and those who act as in-house counsel for one client (or group of related clients). As more and more lawyers join the construction bar, there is greater interest in what life looks like with in-house counsel for construction companies.

For this Newsletter, we decided it would be interesting to interview a number of in-house counsel at construction companies for their insights and experiences on this topic. These next few posts will be a series of short Q&A’s that will hopefully shed light and provide valuable information to OBA’s construction and infrastructure law bar on the experiences of in-house lawyers in construction companies. 

Devon Ryerse – In-House Counsel at Aecon Group Inc.

Devon Ryerse received her Bachelor of Nursing Science and her Bachelor of Laws from Queens University. She was called to the bar in 2007 and practiced commercial and general litigation in Hamilton, Ontario for several years before transitioning to an in-house role at Aecon Group Inc.  At Aecon, Devon’s role was initially as the Project Lawyer for the Highway 401 Expansion Project. She is currently expanding her role at Aecon to include bid work.  In her free time, Devon enjoys travel, hiking the many trails in the Hamilton area and spending time with her family.