Peter A Allard School of Law

Dean's Advisory Committee



The Dean's Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law comprises senior members of the legal community who provide strategic direction and advice to the Centre.


Mitchell H Gropper

Mitchell H. Gropper, Q.C.
Partner, Farris LLP
Appointed as Chair in May 2020



Karim Amlani

Karim Amlani
Senior Director, Legal, Hootsuite

Nicco Bautista2

Nicco Bautista
Director, Estate Planning at BMO Wealth

Ryan J Black

Ryan Black
Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP 


Gigi Chen-Kuo
Chief Operating Officer, TransLink

Janet Grove

Janet Grove, Q.C.
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Ted Koffman

Ted Koffman
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Nazma Lee
Senior Legal Counsel, British Columbia Securities Commission

Lori Matheson

Lori A. Mathison
President & CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia

Peter O'Callaghan

Peter O'Callaghan
Office Managing Partner - Vancouver, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Cliff Proudfood QC

Cliff Proudfoot, Q.C.
Managing Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP


Lorna Strong
Deputy General Counsel, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC (London)

Tom Theodorakis

Tom Theodorakis
Co-Chair, B.C., Business Law, Co-Chair, Forest Products, Office Management Partner, McMillan LLP


Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Q.C.
Haida Musician, Activist, Artist & Principal Lawyer, Raven Calling Productions & White Raven Law Corp.



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