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In-House Counsel Spotlight: Elizabeth Maishlish


Elizabeth Maishlish

Elizabeth Maishlish is Legal Counsel with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The AGCO is responsible for regulating Ontario’s alcohol, gaming, horse racing and cannabis retail stores in accordance with the principles of honesty and integrity, in the public interest. 

Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in administrative law and regulatory policy, gained while acting as in-house counsel with regulatory agencies and authorities in both Ontario and Alberta. Prior to joining the AGCO, Elizabeth spearheaded several initiatives to implement new compliance and regulatory tools to protect the public interest in the automotive industry and the bereavement sector. She also has over a decade of experience representing regulatory agencies and authorities in court and before administrative tribunals. In 2016, Elizabeth was a recipient of the Auto Remarketing Canada Remarketing Under 40 award for her work in support of consumer rights and fair market competition. She is licensed to practice law in both Ontario and Alberta.

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Practical Tools


Corporate Brief - August 2020 No. 312

HOW TO REDUCE EXPOSURE ASSOCIATED WITH PANDEMIC-RELATED CORPORATE MISCONDUCT:

Business disruption can cause misconduct. The article highlights issues that business leaders should be on the watch for, and how they should mobilize to address them in our changed and challenged workplaces.

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Business Interruption Policies

This practice note, Business Interruption Policies, discusses the availability and use of business interruption policies, which may be used to provide compensation for the business' loss of pre-tax income and continuing expenses during the loss period. It sets out the different types, or forms, of business interruption insurance available, specifically the three most common policies including the Gross Earnings Form; the Profits Form; and the Business Income Form.

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Legal Risk Management

This Practice Note, Legal Risk Management, aims to help identify and measure legal risks faced by organizations. It provides guidance on using risk management matrices and cost/benefit analysis to classify the level of risk; communicating the levels of risk to the business; and managing risk using playbooks and impact assessments.

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Diversity and Inclusion


Top OBA leadership begins new era of diversity | John Schofield

Charlene Theodore, who serves as in-house counsel for the Toronto-based Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), begins her one-year term as OBA president September 1 by making history as the first Black president of the 113-year-old organization — of any gender — and only the 10th woman.

 

Why so few Black partners in Canada’s top law firms? | Ryan Watkins

The highest echelons of the top law firms in Canada have a diversity problem. Only one per cent of the partners at the top 40 law firms are Black. Simply put, the largest firms in the country are failing to hire and promote Black lawyers.

 

In the Know


Legal solutions to commercial insolvency during COVID-19 | Reilly Pollard

This article is focused on the circumstances of small-to-medium-sized businesses and does not discuss restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, which is only available to companies with greater than $5 million in liabilities. 

 

B.C.’s benefit companies: New model for corporate social responsibility | Michael Blatchford and Kate Braaten

The winds of change have been blowing hard lately, but the saying “it’s an ill wind that blows no good” suggests that even something as thoroughly devastating and unwelcome as the COVID-19 pandemic can hopefully facilitate some positive change in the justice system.

 

 

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