Peter A Allard School of Law

Community Profiles

The extraordinary work produced by the Centre for Business Law goes well beyond the walls of Allard Hall. Through conferences, workshops, public lectures, and networking events, the Centre provides a platform for scholars, professionals, and students to come together to exchange ideas and connect.


Community Profiles 

Ryan J. Black is a Partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, practicing in its Vancouver office.  His work includes mergers and acquisitions, technology outsourcing, service provisioning, venture capital funding, high-technology employment, licensing and commercial contracting.  Ryan works with companies across Canada and internationally who are systems integrators, consultants, developers, retailers, publishers and service providers, particularly in the software, information technology and video game industries.

Published Fall 2018

James R. Reid

JAMES Reid​​​

Mr. Reid is an Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fortis Inc. He was previously a partner with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto where he practiced for 20 years and developed a diverse corporate and securities law practice with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Prior to joining Fortis, Mr. Reid had a 15-year relationship with Fortis, having advised on corporate governance matters, large capital market transactions, regulatory applications and mergers and acquisitions in both Canada and the United States.

Published Summer 2018

Lynne Charbonneau graduated in 1992 from the Allard School of Law. Following a clerkship at the Federal Court of Appeal, she practiced as an Associate and Partner at Fasken Martineau LLP. Ms. Charbonneau has been with HSBC Bank Canada since 2005 where she is now Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Charbonneau was appointed to the Dean's Advisory Committee in January 2017.

Published Spring 2017

Anna Fung, Q.C., is a graduate of the Allard School of Law and a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law. She clerked at the BC Court of Appeal and was called to the bar in 1986. Ms. Fung has enjoyed a dynamic career in business law, and served as President of the Law Society of BC in 2007. 

Published Winter 2016

Jon Conlin (class of 2011), is a graduate of the Business Law Concentration program at the Allard School of Law, which provides students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in business law. Jon now practices as a business lawyer in the Vancouver office of a large international law firm.

Published Fall 2016


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