Bennett Jones is pleased to announce that Laurie Wright has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Ottawa office. She brings 30 years of experience in the federal government, across a broad range of issues and departments with knowledge of specialized areas of public law and of government processes.
As a former senior leader with Canada's Department of Justice, Laurie developed legal policy and law reform initiatives and provided expert and specialized legal advice, primarily in the areas of administrative, constitutional and international law, privacy and human rights, trade law, and national security and criminal law. She was responsible for advice in a wide variety of files with an impact on the business environment including securities regulation, environmental impact assessment, climate change, natural resources development and pipelines, and anti-money laundering and anti-corruption.
She has also represented Canada’s interests in external contexts including with provinces and territories, with Indigenous peoples, and internationally at the UN Committee against Torture, the UN Human Rights Committee and in the Commonwealth.