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Blakes partner gets government appointment

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 1:53 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Randall Hofley, a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, has been named as general counsel and senior enforcement adviser at the Competition Bureau Legal Services (CBLS).


Randall Hofley, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

A member of the firm’s competition, antitrust and foreign investment group, Hofley will remain as a partner, but will be on leave for his two-year appointment under the terms of the government of Canada’s Interchange Program.

“This is an outstanding achievement for Randall and a great opportunity for all involved,” said Brock Gibson, chair of Blakes. “Business regulation is increasingly important in Canada and around the world. Randall's appointment will allow him to benefit from the bureau’s expertise in this regard, while bringing his years of experience and judgment to the post.”

Hofley previously served as special counsel to the Commissioner of Competition. At Blakes, he has a history of working on high-profile competition law matters.

“We are pleased to support the government of Canada’s Interchange Program” said Brian Facey, chair of Blakes competition, antitrust and foreign investment group.

“Randall's appointment will also help further the development of competition law and enforcement in Canada, and the experience and insights he will gain serving in this role will greatly benefit the firm and our clients upon his return.”