Advisory Council

The Western Law Advisory Council, established in 2021, is comprised of experienced legal industry professionals and leaders who graduated from Western Law more than 15 years ago. They lend their time and perspectives to further Western Law's mission, and as a result, the work of the council has a direct impact on our short- and long-term future. We are immensely grateful for their contributions.

See also: Young Alumni Advisory Council

Mitch Frazer, LLB'99

Mitch Frazer, LLB'99

Chair

Biography: Partner and Chair of the Pensions & Employment Practice at Torys LLP
Toronto
Biography
Rosemary McCarney, LLB’77

Rosemary McCarney, LLB’77

Vice-Chair

Biography: Senior Fellow in Foreign and Domestic Defence Policy at Massey College, University of Toronto
Toronto
Biography
Mary Abbott, LLB’96

Mary Abbott, LLB’96

Member

Biography: Senior Vice-President and General Counsel at Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
Toronto
Biography
Michael St. Patrick Baxter, LLB'79

Michael St. Patrick Baxter, LLB'79

Member

Biography: Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
Washington, D.C.
Biography
Reena Bhatt, LLB’94

Reena Bhatt, LLB’94

Member

Biography: Senior Director at Alchemy Capital Planning LLC
New York
Biography
Chris Bredt, LLB’79

Chris Bredt, LLB’79

Member

Biography: Senior Litigation Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Toronto
Biography
Patricia (Trish) Callon, LLB’87

Patricia (Trish) Callon, LLB’87

Member

Biography: Senior Vice-President and General Counsel at Sun Life Financial
Toronto
Biography
Steve Coxford, LLB’77

Steve Coxford, LLB’77

Member

Biography: President and CEO of Gresham & St. Andrew Inc.
Toronto
Biography
Paula Lombardi, LLB’01

Paula Lombardi, LLB’01

Member

Biography: Partner at Siskinds LLP
London, ON
Biography
Erin Rankin-Nash, JD’08

Erin Rankin-Nash, JD’08

Member

Biography: Counsel at Ferguson Patterson Law
London, ON
Biography
Prem Rawal, LLB’02

Prem Rawal, LLB’02

Member

Biography: Military Lawyer
Ottawa
Biography
Robert (Bob) Rooney, LLB’83

Robert (Bob) Rooney, LLB’83

Member

Biography: Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer at Enbridge Inc.
Calgary
Biography
Leslie Ross, LLB’88

Leslie Ross, LLB’88

Member

Biography: General Counsel for Aston Martin F1 Team
London, UK
Biography
Jana Steele, LLB’95

Jana Steele, LLB’95

Member

Biography: Hon. Justice of the Ontario Superior Court
Toronto
Biography
Yola Ventresca, LLB’05

Yola Ventresca, LLB’05

Member

Biography: Managing Partner, Lerners LLP
London, ON
Biography