Bennett Jones lawyer Stephen Sibold, Q.C., has been named a 2007-2008 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a prestigious title reserved for a select few in Canada and the United States.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Sibold will be pursuing graduate studies in corporate governance and securities regulation at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he will be assessing Canada's regulatory response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002.
"The firm proudly supports Steve in pursuit of this opportunity," says Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bennett Jones LLP. "He has made a tremendous contribution to our clients and to the community over the years, and will undoubtedly contribute greatly to the legal and regulatory understanding of corporate governance in Canada through his research."
A member of the firm's corporate group in the Calgary office, Mr. Sibold has a corporate governance and securities law advisory practice. He returned to Bennett Jones after 10 years of working in the public and private sectors. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Sibold served as senior vice-president and general counsel of Canadian Airlines Corporation, and from 2000 to 2005; he was Chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC). From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Sibold also served as chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the council of the provincial and territorial securities regulators in Canada.
“We at the Foundation are especially pleased to welcome Steve to the Fulbright family. I am sure that his research will contribute greatly to his field and that he will make an important contribution to mutual understanding,” says Dr. Michael Hawes, Executive Director, Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America. Mr. Sibold will be on a scholastic leave of absence from the firm effective August 1, 2007, returning in May 2008. Upon his return, he will resume his corporate governance and securities law advisory practice.
Recognized as one of the world's foremost educational exchange programs, the Fulbright program is active in more than 150 countries worldwide. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright program builds mutual understanding and promotes a deeper knowledge of Canada-U.S. relations by supporting research on contemporary public policy issues relevant to Canada, the United States, and the relationship between the two countries. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright program was founded in 1991.
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