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Commission Counsel

Bruce Carr-Harris
Bruce Carr-Harris, senior counsel, is a partner in the Ottawa Office of the national law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa, Magna Cum Laude. He was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1977. He practises as General Counsel in civil litigation with a strong emphasis on public law, defamation, construction litigation, product liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, intellectual property and commercial litigation, including oppression remedies, injunctions, insurance litigation, franchise disputes. His dispute resolution practice also includes domestic and international arbitrations. Bruce has made many appearances as counsel in all courts in the Province of Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a recipient of the Law Society Medal (2012), a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Ontario Judicial Council (2005-2009), President of the Advocates' Society (2001-2). As an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Common Law Faculty, he has taught Advanced Torts. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the Federated Press Professional Liability and Discipline Quarterly and the Canadian Journal of Insurance Law. He is also recognized as a leading lawyer in a number of peer review publications.

Peter K. Doody
Peter K. Doody, senior counsel, is a partner in the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He carries on an active and varied litigation practice, and has particular expertise in public law, administrative law, and commercial litigation. He appeared as counsel to the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien at the Gomery Inquiry and counsel to the Correctional Investigator at the Arbour Inquiry into events at the Prison for Women in Kingston. He also served as Assistant Commission Counsel in the Parker Commission of Inquiry into allegations of conflict of interest in 1986. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates' Society, and is an author of articles on substantive and procedural law. He has been a Sessional Lecturer at the Faculty of Common Law at the University of Ottawa, the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, and the Department of Law at Carleton University.

Mark Wallace
Mark Wallace, senior counsel, is a partner in the Ottawa Law Firm of Carroll & Wallace. His practice is devoted primarily to the practice of criminal law. In addition he practices administrative law in connection with police discipline matters. He has served as counsel to parties with standing at the Arar Inquiry and the Cornwall Public Inquiry. As well, he represented the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal before the Military Police Complaints Commission during the Public Interest Hearings concerning the transfer of Afghan detainees by the Canadian Forces during the conflict in Afghanistan. He has also participated in continuing education programs for the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Justice.

Nadia Effendi
Nadia Effendi, associate counsel, is a partner in the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and Appeal and Review Focus Group.
Nadia was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004, is fluent in English and French, and practices in both official languages. Nadia regularly appears before all level of court on a wide variety of civil and public litigation matters, including: the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal; the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal; and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, Nadia has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals.
Nadia received her Bachelor of Laws (summa cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2003 and was the recipient of the Stikeman Elliott Prize and the Brown & Evans Book Prize (for highest standing in Administrative Law); the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History; the George W. Ainslie Memorial Prize; as well as the University Gold Medal, which is awarded to the student attaining the highest cumulative grade point average over the entire LL.B. program.
Following her studies, Nadia served as a law clerk for The Honourable Mr. Justice Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada before joining BLG.

Nadia Authier
Nadia J. Authier, associate counsel, is a partner with the law firm of Rasmussen Starr Ruddy LLP. Nadia specializes in civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction matters, including construction liens, Occupational Health and Safety Act charges, bidding and tendering issues, delay and contract disputes. Fluently bilingual, Nadia practices in both official languages. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Sociology and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Nadia often contributes to the Construction Comment Magazine and is often called upon to provide seminars on the Construction Lien Act and other construction related matters to the local construction and legal community.

Nigel Marshman
Nigel Marshman, associate counsel, is a public law and criminal defence lawyer. He articled for the Honourable Justice Louis LeBel at the Supreme Court of Canada. Since then, he has worked on three public inquiries (the Arar, Air India and Afghan Detainee inquiries), and has practiced extensively in the area of criminal law. He is fluently bilingual.

Duncan Ault
Duncan Ault, associate counsel, is an associate in the Ottawa office of national law firm Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation, contractual disputes, securities litigation and shareholder disputes, insolvency litigation, class actions and commercial arbitrations. He graduated from Queen's Law School in 2006 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Prior to joining BLG, Duncan practised litigation in the Toronto office of a national law firm for five years. During his articles, Duncan was seconded to the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission. Duncan has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Québec Court of Appeal.

Natalia Rodriguez
Natalia Rodriguez, associate counsel, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She also practises in the areas of public law litigation and appellate advocacy. She was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2011. Prior to joining BLG, Natalia clerked for the judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal and for Mr. Justice Louis LeBel at the Supreme Court of Canada. During law school at Queen's University, Natalia was a Senior Associate Editor of the Queen's Law Journal and was a research assistant for several professors. Upon graduation, Natalia received the Silver Medal in Law for achieving the second highest cumulative average over the entire J.D. program. Prior to embarking on her legal studies, Natalia was an elementary and high school teacher in Ottawa and Montréal. She is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English and is conversant in French.

Ivana Nenadic
Ivana Nenadic, Special Legal Assistant to the Commissioner, received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa after having obtained her LL.L. at the same university. During law school, she was involved with the Amnesty International Club and she worked as a research assistant in the area of international commercial arbitration. She is fluently trilingual in English, French and Serbian and she received the scholarship "L'université canadienne - bourse d'immersion". She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

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