Frédéric Pérodeau of Montreal named Chair of the CCCA

  • August 16, 2015

CALGARY – FrĂ©dĂ©ric PĂ©rodeau of Montreal has been named Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) for 2015-2016, a post he takes over from Heather Innes, of Toronto, on Aug. 16, 2015.

Mr. PĂ©rodeau is senior director, investigations, at the AutoritĂ© des marchĂ©s financiers (AMF), the body mandated by the government of QuĂ©bec to regulate the province’s financial markets and provide assistance to consumers of financial products and services. He is responsible for a team of 85 people, supervising five investigation units and three specialized support units aimed at detecting and investigating violations of the law.

FrĂ©dĂ©ric PĂ©rodeau takes the lead at the CCCA as in-house counsel are increasingly being expected to make important business decisions within their organizations. “You now have to develop new skills in a variety of fields: finance, accounting, operations, risks, etc.,” he says. “You need a holistic view of your organization and industry and you have to know more than just the legal side.”

A knowledgeable speaker and legal publications author, Mr. PĂ©rodeau is interested in the continuing evolution of the in-house profession and the CCCA’s role in encouraging that development. “I view the CCCA as a critical resource for in-house counsel today. Our suite of tools and services is invaluable to members looking to grow in their careers and become leaders in their organizations and communities.”

Inclusivity and cohesion within the Canadian in-house counsel community is of utmost importance to Mr. PĂ©rodeau. “The CCCA understands the needs of in-house counsel employed by any type of organization: business enterprise, not-for-profit, crown corporation, government, regulatory body or agency,” he explains. “Regardless of the type of organization we work for, our goal is the same. We act as legal and business advisors, while also safeguarding our organization’s reputation.”

An active CCCA volunteer, he has served as Vice-Chair of the CCCA National Executive Committee and Chair of the CCCA Québec section. He also volunteers in the CCCA Mentoring Program.

Mr. PĂ©rodeau was called to the QuĂ©bec Bar in 1998, and received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al. He recently completed the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel, offered by the CCCA and the Rotman School of Management, and graduated with the Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C) designation.

An integral group within the 36,000-member CBA, the CCCA is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the interests of Canadian corporate counsel. It 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.

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