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JD/MBA Virtual Event with Catherine Lacavera

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Alumni Networking

Date: Wednesday January 27, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Speaker(s): Catherine Lacavera, JD/MBA '01| VP, Legal, Google Inc
Cornell Wright, JD/MBA '00) | Partner, Tory’s LLP
Jutta Brunnée | Dean, Faculty of Law
Kenneth S. Corts |Interim Dean, Rotman School of Management

Online - Zoom

Location: Online | Toronto
Cost: No cost
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As a member of the JD/MBA community, you are invited to join us for a special virtual event on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

This interactive talk will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with other JD/MBA alumni and current students. We are also pleased to welcome Catherine Lacavera (JD/MBA 2001), VP, Legal, Google Inc. as our guest speaker.

Special thanks to Cornell Wright (JD/MBA '00) and Torys LLP for kindly hosting this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Neill-Smith, Alumni Engagement Officer, at


Catherine Lacavera

Catherine LacaveraCatherine Lacavera is the Vice President of Litigation, Employment, Regulatory Investigations, Law Enforcement and Information Security at Google LLC. She manages a team of about 300 attorneys and technical advisors, and oversees a global litigation docket that has included more than 1000 patent and other intellectual property matters, including the Viacom and other copyright litigation against YouTube, and the Apple, Microsoft and Oracle copyright and patent litigation directed at Android. Ms. Lacavera also advises on complex licenses and acquisitions, including the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion and the sale of Motorola Home to Arris for $2.35 billion. She obtained her Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. She has been named one of Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, one of the world's 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP, and a Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder. Previously, Ms. Lacavera practiced IP litigation in New York City at a global law firm.

Cornell Wright

Cornell WrightCornell is a leading corporate lawyer. He is the Chair of Torys’ Corporate Department and former co-head of the firm’s M&A Practice. His practice focuses on M&A transactions, both public and private, and other critical situations. He has played a lead role acting for some of Canada’s largest public and private companies on their most significant strategic matters. Cornell also regularly counsels boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance matters, crisis management and shareholder engagement issues. Cornell is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and a member of the College’s Board of Trustees. Cornell is actively involved in the community, serving as a trustee of University Health Network and as Chair of the National Ballet of Canada. Cornell was recently appointed an Executive-in-Residence at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto with a focus on coaching and mentoring students as well as recent graduates of Rotman School programs.