- 01:30 PM

Goodmans Presents: Strategies for Navigating Day-to-Day Professionalism Challenges


As in-house counsel, you face an array of unique ethical, practice and client management challenges.  Join your peers and our knowledgeable facilitators for a nuanced, interactive discussion of a range of Professionalism issues that you might encounter within your role, and practical tools and strategies for managing them effectively.

Topics include:
  • Tips and traps when using texting applications for legal matters (e.g. WhatsApp, Signal, etc.)
  • Strategies for maintaining an assertive but professional demeanor in the negotiation of agreements
  • Navigating ethical issues in running and responding to competitive procurements 
  • Professionalism best practices for advising a board of directors 
  • Effectively managing active stakeholders


  • Jessica Bishop, Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • Leah Boyd, Partner & General Counsel, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
  • John Connon, Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • Caroline Descours, Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • Brenda Gosselin, Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • Daniel Greenberg, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, SAP Canada Inc.
  • Peter V. Nguyen, Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Descartes Systems Group
  • Julie Rosenthal, Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • Thomas Santram, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Cineplex Inc.
  • Sara Sirouspour, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Panasonic Canada Inc.

Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Please note: This was a live-only session.