Former premier Christy Clark joins business law firm Bennett Jones as senior advisor

Christy Clark
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FORMER premier Christy Clark has joined business law firm Bennett Jones as senior advisor in the Vancouver office.

“Christy’s leadership as premier took British Columbia to new economic heights,” said Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bennett Jones, on Wednesday. “Her vision on driving growth through trade is one that our clients share. Vancouver is a thriving market and a strategic focus for Bennett Jones and we are very pleased to welcome Christy to the firm.”

Clark said: “Joining Bennett Jones is an excellent fit. The firm is helping clients seize opportunities in sectors such as infrastructure, technology and innovation, trade with Asia and natural resources. These are areas I am passionate about and worked on closely as Premier. Bennett Jones’ lawyers share the same passion for their work—they are creative and find solutions to complex matters. I am very excited to be a part of the firm.”

The law firm said that Clark will further strengthen its Governmental Affairs and Public Policy team. She will join former deputy prime minister Anne McLellan, former foreign minister John Baird, and a team in Ottawa including Edward Goldenberg, former chief of staff and senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister, former governor of the Bank of Canada David Dodge, former Canadian ambassadors to the U.S. Allan Gotlieb and Michael Kergin, and former Canadian ambassador to the WTO John Weekes.