COVID-19’s Impact on Business and Law in Canada

Each year the JD/MBA Students’ Association at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business hosts a conference that explores prominent themes and issues at the intersection of law, business, and public policy. The annual conference is a celebration and a learning platform that brings together students, alumni, and industry professionals working in Toronto’s legal and business communities. This year, the conference centers around the theme of managing change in times of crisis, including managing impacts of COVID-19 and COVID-19’s effect on the use of technology.

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Keynote Address
Fireside chat with Walied Soliman,
chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and member of the OSC’s Capital Markets Modernization taskforce

Managing Impacts of COVID-19 Across Industries

This panel will explore how various industries were uniquely affected by COVID-19 and will feature professionals from various industries. Moderated by Peter MacDonald, Professor and esteemed Co-Director of the Joint JD/MBA Program, Osgoode and Schulich


Alex Ryan, Senior Vice President of Partner Solutions at Mars

Tim Hughes, Legal Counsel at MLSE

Jonah Mann, Partner at Stikeman Elliott

Fernando Garcia, VP Legal at Cargojet

COVID-19’s Effect on the Use of Technology in Professional Services

This panel will explore the technological changes within professional services as a result of COVID-19 and will feature senior executives from professional service firms who can speak about the organizational changes that have occurred as a result of COVID-19. Moderated by Poonam Puri, Co-Founder and Director of the Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic


Justin Kutyan, KPMG Tax Law

Thomas Ng, Ontario Securities Commission

Eric Goldberg, McKinsey

Graeme Deans, Ernst & Young