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Susan Rowland is a member of the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on pension and benefits law and employment rights in insolvencies. She also provides advice to actuaries with respect to their own and their clients' professional concerns.
The Ontario Court of Justice has appointed Susan as Representative Counsel in numerous insolvencies, including the restructuring of The T. Eaton Company, Limited and the winding-up of the Confederation Life Insurance Company. She was most recently appointed by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Ontario to resolve the substantial underfunding of the pension plans of Algoma Steel Inc. and Stelco Inc.
Susan began her legal career at the Ontario Ministry of Labour where she was counsel to the Employment Standards Branch and a prosecutor of Occupational Health and Safety Act violations. She also acted as Deputy Minister's designate, hearing discipline cases under the Public Service Act. In 1987, she served as head of the legal department at the Pension Commission of Ontario, where she not only oversaw the implementation of the new Pension Benefits Act, but was also responsible for drafting the government's Consultation Pension Legislation, which included inflation protection provisions.
Since that time, Susan has been involved in the pension industry of other countries. She was involved in the public and private sector consultations in Barbados, which culminated in the passing of Barbados’ Occupational Pension Benefits Act, 2003. She continues to consult throughout the Caribbean on actuarial, insolvency and pension issues.
A former television news reporter and producer, Susan credits this experience for her keen interest in public policy, as well as her ability to provide advice about media sensitive matters.
Susan has published numerous papers in professional journals such as the Estates & Trusts Journal and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Susan has been invited to speak at conferences held by the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and before groups interested in pension and insolvency issues.
|Education|| Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1979)
University of Western Ontario (B.A., 1968)
International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association
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