TORONTO and OTTAWA (September 5, 2006) – LAWFUEL – Canada Law News – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading full-service business law firms, today announced that Andrée Wylie will be returning to the Blakes Ottawa office in the Firm’s Communications Group.
“Andrée has spent her entire professional career in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, first as a practitioner, then in 1995 as a commissioner, and from 1998 to 2005 as a vice-chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC),” said Jim Christie, Chairman of Blakes. “She is widely recognized for her expertise and experience, and we are delighted that she has decided to return to Blakes. She is another example of our continued success in attracting the best legal talent to serve our clients’ needs.”
While in legal practice, Andrée Wylie represented regulatory tribunals and acted for third parties in matters involving regulatory tribunals, particularly the CRTC, including appearances before federal and Ontario regulatory tribunals and the courts on behalf of a number of clients. Since 1995, she has been at the CRTC, first as a full-time commissioner, and from 1998 to 2005 as the CRTC’s vice-chair of broadcasting. Throughout her career, she has been a regular contributor to various articles and reports on broadcasting and communications, as well as a participant, speaker and panellist in numerous seminars and conferences on those and related subjects.
Founded in 1856, Blakes has more than 500 lawyers and offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. In October 2005, and for the third consecutive year, Blakes was the only law firm named one of ”Canada’s Top 100 Employers” in Maclean’s newsmagazine. The Firm’s signature “Blakes means business” is not just a catch phrase, but a discipline that defines how Blakes helps clients achieve their business objectives. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm’s Web site at www.blakes.com.