The Board of Governors, comprised of representatives of the founding partners and at-large members, determines policy for the LCO and approves projects, discussion papers and reports, among other responsibilities. Governors serve for three years.

Current members of the Board of Governors

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Raj Anand (Chair)

Raj joined the LCO Board of Governors in 2014 and was appointed Chair effective April 16, 2020. He is a partner with WeirFoulds LLP who acts as a mediator, arbitrator or counsel in civil, administrative and regulatory litigation. He is a former Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario and current adjudicator and adjunct Law Professor in professional ethics and administrative law. Raj has worked with the Law Reform Commissions of Ontario and Canada.

 Previous Work Experience:
  • Partner, WeirFoulds LLP since 1998
  • Partner, Scott & Aylen (1989-1998)
  • Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission (1988-89)
  • Partner, Cavalluzzo Hayes & Shilton (1985-87)
  • Partner, Laskin Jack & Harris (1983-85)
  • Partner, Cameron Brewin & Scott (1980-83)

Achievements:

  • Dean’s Key, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (1978)
  • Chair, Ontario Task Force on the Law of Trespass to Publicly Used Property as it affects Youth and Minorities (1986-87)
  • Bilingual Adjudicator, Ontario Human Rights and Police Boards of Inquiry (1989-94), U of T Tribunal (1998-2010) and Law Society Tribunal (since 2007); Vice Chair of the Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division (2015-19)
  • President, Pro Bono Law Ontario (2003-05), Minority Advocacy and Rights Council (1989-2000) and U of T Law Alumni Assn (2006-08) and Acting President of the International Commission of Jurists (Canada) (2014-15)
  • Board of Directors, Advocates’ Society; Legal Aid Ontario; Income Security Advocacy Centre; Justice for Children; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Founding Chair, Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre (2008-10)
  • Elected Bencher of Law Society (2007-19); served as Chair of Tribunal Committee, Working Groups on Systemic Racism in the Legal Profession, Tribunal Reform, and Tribunal Three Year Review; Member of various Law Society standing committees and task forces      
  • Published numerous articles and chapters on equality rights, constitutional and administrative law, access to justice, appellate advocacy, legal ethics and employment law
  • McMurtry Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013)
  • Asper Centre Constitutional Litigator in Residence (2015-16)
  • Recipient of Law Society Medal; SABA Distinguished Career Award; Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year; FACL Lifetime Achievement Award; Desi Achievers Award; Arbor Award; OBA Distinguished Service Award; and Advocates’ Society Award of Justice

Education:

  • B.A., Queen’s University (1975)
  • LL.B, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (1978)

Called to Ontario Bar:

  • 1980
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Mary Condon

Dean Mary Condon joined the LCO Board of Governors in May 2018 and is the appointee of Osgoode Hall Law School.

Dean Condon joined the Osgoode faculty in 1992. She served as Associate Dean (Academic) from July 2016 to April 2018, and has been appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School as of May 2019.  Between 2008 and 2016 she was appointed by the Ontario government as a Commissioner and Board Member of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). For three of those years (2011-2014) she served as one of two full-time Vice-Chairs of the OSC. In that capacity she was executive sponsor of a number of policy initiatives. She also issued numerous adjudicative decisions as a member of the OSC’s tribunal. In early 2018, she was appointed a member of the board of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization (CMAI), an interim body set up to assist with the establishment of a Capital Markets Regulatory Authority for co-operating jurisdictions in Canada.

Dean Condon teaches Securities Regulation and Advanced Securities in Osgoode’s JD program and also directs and teaches in the Professional LLM in Securities Law program. In the 2009 winter term, she was awarded the Walter S. Owen Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, where she was also the co-director of the National Centre for Business Law.

Dean Condon’s research interests are focused primarily on the regulation of securities markets, investment funds, online investing, and pensions. She is co-author of Business Organizations: Principles, Policies and Practice (with Robert Yalden, Janis Sarra, Paul Paton, Mark Gillen and Ronald Davis). She is co-author of Securities Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary (with Anita Anand, Janis Sarra and Sarah Bradley), [3rd edition in preparation in 2016]. She is the author of Making Disclosure: Ideas and Interests in Ontario Securities Regulation (UTP). She has also written articles, book chapters and policy papers on topics related to securities regulation and pensions policy and has given invited lectures on these topics in Canada and internationally.

Between 2014 and 2016 she served as a member of Canada’s National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the York University Pension Fund between 2005 and 2014.

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Stephen Goudge

Stephen Goudge has been part of the Board of Governors since 2009; first, as the judicial appointee and since summer 2014, as the appointee of the Law Foundation of Ontario.

Career  

  • Articled to the Hon. Ian G. Scott, Q.C.
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982
  • Practiced with the small litigation firm of Cameron Brewin and Scott until it merged with Gowling and Henderson in 1983.
  • Former Managing partner of the firm Gowling, Strathy & Henderso
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Active in the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
  • Elected Bencher of the Law Society of the Upper Canada from 1991 to 1996
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Resigned from the judiciary April 30, 2014
  • Counsel to Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Lecturer, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Board Chair, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, 2014 to date.

Achievements

  • Appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1996.
  • Board member, Pro Bono Law Ontario 2002 to 2006.
  • Member, Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee on Professional Responsibility, 2001 to date.
  • Recipient honorary doctorates from the Law Society of Upper Canada and