Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Jim Schmidt has joined the firm as a litigation partner in the Edmonton office. Jim practises commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on fraud and asset recovery matters.
“Jim is a tremendous addition to Bennett Jones and our Edmonton office. He will provide great value to our clients and his work in fraud law includes recovery in the largest-ever known Ponzi scheme in British Columbia,” says Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bennett Jones.
Jim brings 20 years of experience as a partner and leader at prominent Canadian law firms. He is a past Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law and a past Co-Chair of the International Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch.
Bennett Jones’ lawyers are pioneers in the fraud law arena and the firm has one of Canada's largest civil fraud practice groups. The team proactively advises clients on risk assessment and fraud prevention strategies and has strong and long-standing relationships with the key players in the fraud investigation and recovery process.
About Bennett JonesBennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to over 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.
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