Panel Discussion – 3:05 pm
PCMA EXECUTIVE UPDATE
Julie A. Clarke is General Counsel of the Mandeville group of companies. She is an experienced securities lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience. She has focused her practice on the financial services industry and has an extensive background in market conduct and regulatory matters. Julie has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Law (Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Julie was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993. Julie spent over 5 years in private practice in Toronto with what is now Canada’s largest law firm, where she specialized in commercial litigation in the Banking and Securities Litigation Group. In 1998 she joined the Legal Department of AIC Limited and the Berkshire group of companies, becoming Berkshire’s General Counsel in 2006. Following Manulife Financial Corporation’s acquisition of Berkshire in 2007, Julie held the role of Assistant Vice President and Chief Counsel of Manulife Securities for over 5 years. In 2014, she re-joined Michael Lee-Chin’s organization as General Counsel of the Mandeville Group of Companies, which includes Portland Investment Counsel Inc., Mandeville Private Client Inc. and Mandeville Wealth Services Inc. Julie is active in securities industry associations and committees and collaborating with regulators and competitors to improve securities regulation and industry standards. Julie has been a speaker/panelist at numerous industry conferences.