Joanne Foot

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Joanne Foot, 2010

Joanne Foot (born 29 July 1957) is a Canadian lawyer.

Early life

Foot was born 29 July 1957 and adopted by Rosalind and Dennis Foot. Her adopted mother is the sister of Lucy Currie.

Education

She earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Ontario in 1978.

She earned her LLB, Law from Univeristy of Western Ontario in 1981. She was on the Dean's List.

Career

She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983, following which she clerked for the Justices of the Court of Appeal of Ontario from 1983 to 1984.

Joanne then went into private practice, specializing in corporate law. She was partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP from June 1987 to November 2010. She was then partner at Miller Thomson LLP from 2010 to 2012.

Her "Areas of Law" listed at lawyers.com are: "Bank Regulatory Advice, Financing/Lending, Insolvency & Restructuring, Project Financing, and Structured Finance." [1]

She currently serves as member of the Administrative Penalty Tribunal at the City of Toronto, on a 4-year term from 26 May 2017 to 27 May 2021.

Miller Thompson, LLP. Joanne Foot has joined the Financial Services & Insolvency Group as a Partner in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson. Formerly a partner in Toronto of another national law firm, Joanne brings extensive experience in a wide range of transactional lending work and is a great addition to the Miller Thomson team. One of Canada's largest business law firms, Miller Thomson offers a complete range of law, advocacy and personal legal services in both English and French.
— Globe and Mail, 2 December 2010
Joanne Foot has lived in Toronto for most of her life and is proud of her city. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983, following which she clerked for the Justices of the Court of Appeal of Ontario. Joanne then went into private practice, specializing in corporate law, becoming a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and spending 20+ years at that firm. Joanne enjoys teaching in continuing education programs and contributing to community events.
— City of Toronto Public Appointments, 2017

On 7 September 2017 she was appointed to a two-year term as one of 18 members of the committee that oversees the Ontario Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA). [2]

Family

She is married to Mike Fopora. They make their home in Toronto, Ontario.

Sources

City of Toronto Public Appointments [3]

LinkedIn [4]

"Bay Street rainmaker switches trains," Globe and Mail, 5 January 2011 [5]

Prabook [6]