Fred Headon of Montreal wins CCCA 2014 Professional Contribution Award

  • April 07, 2014

Calgary  — The Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) has announced that CBA President Fred Headon of Montreal is the winner of the 2014 CCCA Professional Contribution Award.

Recognizing an individual or group who raises the profile of the CCCA in the professional community, this award is being presented to Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment Law at Air Canada, for his dedication to showcasing the contributions of the in-house profession and the CCCA within the Canadian legal and business landscape.

As the first-ever member of the in-house bar to serve as CBA President, Fred Headon draws attention to the value in-house counsel bring to the organizations they serve, and to the legal community as a whole. As Chair of the CBA Legal Futures Initiative, he is also working to ensure that the legal profession is forward-looking and relevant to Canadians.

The Professional Contribution Award will be presented to Mr. Headon at the CCCA’s Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Calgary. This event is part of the 2014 CCCA National Conference

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An integral group within the 37,500-member CBA, the CCCA is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the interests of Canadian corporate counsel. CCCA provides uniquely Canadian perspectives, resources, tools, professional development, conferences and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. The CCCA has some 4,500 in-house counsel members.