For Immediate Release
August 14, 2004
WINNIPEG – Anna Fung, Q.C., of Vancouver has won the 2004 Robert V.A. Jones Canadian Corporate Counsel Award.
Ms. Fung has worked tirelessly in a volunteer capacity with a number of organizations dedicated to improving not only the development of corporate counsel, but of the practice of law as a whole. She served as a director of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association from 1995-2000, including as President in 1999-2000, and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association from 1997-2000. In addition, she currently serves as a director and past president of the People’s Law School, an organization she has been involved with for 14 years, as well as a director of the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C., a position she has held since 1997. Ms. Fung also serves as second vice-president-elect of the Law Society of B.C., a position that will lead to her assuming the role of President in 2007.
After being called to the Bar in 1986, having served as a law clerk in the B.C. Court of Appeal, she began her career with Davis & Company, where she articled and later gained experience in corporate and commercial law, as well as advising professional associations on Charter and compliance issues and First Nations on land and resource development issues and Aboriginal claims. She then worked with McCarthy Tétrault in Vancouver, where she specialized in corporate acquisitions, reorganizations and takeovers before moving on in 1993 to her current position as senior counsel at Terasen Inc.
Ms. Fung received her undergraduate degree (B.A. with a double-major in English and French) from the University of British Columbia in 1981 and her LL.B. from UBC in 1984.
The Robert V. A. Jones Canadian Corporate Counsel Award recognizes an exceptional contribution to the development or promotion of the Canadian corporate counsel Bar or community. The award, named after Robert Jones, who served as the founding Executive Director of the CCCA for 11 years, will be presented at a ceremony taking place on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Ballroom A Balcony/Campaign B of the Delta Winnipeg, site of the CCCA 16th Annual Meeting. This year’s award, Presentation Ceremony and Reception are sponsored by ZSA Legal Recruitment.
The CCCA Annual Meeting conference program (August 15 and 17) focuses on the theme of Mapping the New Frontier for Corporate Counsel. It features workshops, keynote addresses and plenary sessions. Keynote speakers include former Minister of Foreign Affairs Lloyd Axworthy, and Jennifer Stoddart, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Established in 1988, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, a Conference of the Canadian Bar Association, is the national professional forum and voice for in-house corporate counsel in Canada. CCCA’s in-house counsel members, almost 4,000 in number, represent over 1700 corporations in virtually every industry, from banking and finance to insurance, telecommunications, health, technology, manufacturing, retail, construction, mining and energy, plus municipalities and non-profit organizations. CCCA’s 4,500 associate members in private practice represent approximately 970 law firms.
Effie J. Triantafilopoulos, Executive Director, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Tel: 416-869-1020 Fax: 416-869-0946, E-mail: email@example.com; www.cancorpcounsel.org
Hannah Bernstein, Canadian Bar Association, Aug. 13-17, Winnipeg Convention Centre, Meeting Room 16, (204) 957-4375.