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Bennett Jones adds Schmidt as partner in Edmonton

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 3:07 PM | By John Chunn

Bennett Jones announced on Nov. 14 that Jim Schmidt has joined the firm as a litigation partner in the Edmonton office.

Schmidt practises commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on fraud and asset recovery matters.

“Jim is a tremendous addition to Bennett Jones and our Edmonton office. He will provide great value to our clients and his work in fraud law includes recovery in the largest-ever known Ponzi scheme in British Columbia,” said Hugh MacKinnon, chairman and CEO of Bennett Jones.

Schmidt brings 20 years of experience as a partner and leader at prominent Canadian law firms.

He is a past adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and a past co-chair of the International Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch.

Bennett Jones’ lawyers are pioneers in the fraud law arena and the firm has one of Canada's largest civil fraud practice groups. The team proactively advises clients on risk assessment and fraud prevention strategies and has strong and long-standing relationships with the key players in the fraud investigation and recovery process.