Brenda is a versatile corporate/commercial lawyer with more than 20 years of expertise across multiple industries.
Commercial; Information Technology; Intellectual Property; Privacy & Data Security CASL Anti-Spam Legislation
Former firms & in-house roles:
Bull, Housser & Tupper (now Norton Rose Fulbright); RBC; BHP Billiton; Corix Group; CHC Helicopter
Brenda is a skilled corporate-commercial lawyer with a wide range of domestic and international private-practice and in-house counsel experience across various industries including technology, mining, aviation, banking, and forestry. Her expertise includes drafting, negotiating and advising on day-to-day operational agreements, including master services agreements, contractor/consulting agreements, supplier/vendor agreements, reseller/distributor agreements, software license and subscription agreements, business partner agreements, confidentiality agreements, and data protection agreements. She also has experience developing and drafting corporate policies and template agreements, drafting, negotiating, and advising significant business alliance and collaboration agreements, asset acquisition and divestment agreements, letters of intent and MOUs, and providing business-oriented legal advice and risk analysis.
Brenda is an analytical thinker who can take complex concepts and make them clear, concise, and understandable. She has excellent drafting, negotiating, and communication skills, and takes pride in giving strategic, practical, and solution/business-oriented advice. Brenda is detail-oriented, efficient, and highly organized with strong leadership skills. Her colleagues would describe her as a team player and experienced at working with cross-functional teams.
University of Ottawa (LL.B.) 1998
Carleton University (M.A.) 1998
University of Regina (B.A. Hons) 1994