Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the editor of Candian Lawyer InHouse.
Former Second Cup GC Dan Caldarone had one big client in tow when he decided to start his own practice.
Former Second Cup GC Dan Caldarone had one big client in tow when he decided to start his own practice.
Five months ago, Second Cup’s general counsel Dan Caldarone was faced with an opportunity. Should he stay with the company following a significant restructuring, or go out on his own? He wanted to do both, so together with executive leadership he found a way to make it happen.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_November_CorpSurvey-HandsOpener1.jpgThe annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey shows in-house counsel have an open mind to alternative fee arrangements, but do they really know how to get better value?
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Bitter battle brewing over coffee cup format

Davit Akman says there may be questions about whether statements made by Club Coffee amount to defamation.
Davit Akman says there may be questions about whether statements made by Club Coffee amount to defamation.
In a move some competition lawyers say is “odd,” Club Coffee has filed a formal complaint with the Competition Bureau of Canada asking for an investigation of coffee company Keurig Green Mountain alleging it has created a monopoly and driven up prices in the K-cup format of single hot beverages.
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Seeking alternative arrangements

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_November_CorpSurvey-HandsOpener1.jpgThe momentum has been growing slowly for years but it seems in-house counsel are ready and want to trade in the billable hour model for something more progressive. Responses to the 2014 Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey indicate there is a growing interest within the in-house bar to changing the conversation when it comes to negotiating billing options with external law firms.
Some scholars say anti-corruption laws in Canada and the United States are too transaction focused and fail to look at the system as a whole.
Brazil has introduced many laws to combat anti-corruption but without much effect, notes Mariana Prado.
Brazil has introduced many laws to combat anti-corruption but without much effect, notes Mariana Prado.
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:53

Should compliance be separate from legal?

David Allgood says he’s never had compliance under his umbrella at RBC.
David Allgood says he’s never had compliance under his umbrella at RBC.
NEW ORLEANS — Should the legal and compliance functions in an organization be divided? As compliance and regulatory matters become more complex it is a question more general counsel are mulling over.
Chantal Bernier says bill S-4, which would make data breach notification necessary and introduce fines ‘has it right.’
Chantal Bernier says bill S-4, which would make data breach notification necessary and introduce fines ‘has it right.’
Fines are an established punishment for data breaches south of the border and they could soon be coming to Canada.
WeirFoulds partner Kim Mullin and associate Julia Croome speak with Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Jennifer Brown about changes to municipal land use planning processes and aspects of the Development Permit System. To read and answer all of the questions in this month's quiz, go to the digital edition here.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
Cy Tokmakjian, shown here in an undated handout photo, is appealing his 15-year jail sentence imposed in Cuba.
A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer will be representing Toronto businessman Cy Tokmakjian, who is currently being held in a Cuban prison for denouncing corruption in that country, in the appeal of a 15-year sentence.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:00

Building boom

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_October_Issue_Ontreport-Opener.jpgMarni Dicker and her legal department at Infrastructure Ontario are running on a tight schedule. The Pan Am Games are a year away and some projects are delayed but have to be finished on time and on budget. Earlier this summer one of the looming deadlines she was dealing with involved the Hamilton Tiger-Cats new stadium — Tim Hortons Field. For a period she met with team representatives every week. It eventually opened for the Labour Day Classic between the Ti-Cats and Argos. It will also host soccer games for the Pan Am Games next year.
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