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Former B.C. premier Clark joins Bennett Jones

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 3:41 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

The former premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, is now a senior adviser in the Vancouver office of Bennett Jones LLP.

“Christy’s leadership as premier took British Columbia to new economic heights,” said Hugh MacKinnon, chair and CEO of Bennett Jones.

“Her vision on driving growth through trade is one that our clients share. Vancouver is a thriving market and a strategic focus for Bennett Jones and we are very pleased to welcome Christy to the firm.”

Christy Clark

Christy Clark

Clark, who was the longest serving female premier in Canada, is working with the firm’s governmental affairs and public policy team, alongside other former politicians and senior public officials, including Anne McLellan, former deputy prime minister of Canada, and former Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

“Joining Bennett Jones is an excellent fit,” said Clark.

“The firm is helping clients seize opportunities in sectors such as infrastructure, technology and innovation, trade with Asia and natural resources. These are areas I am passionate about and worked on closely as premier. Bennett Jones’ lawyers share the same passion for their work — they are creative and find solutions to complex matters. I am very excited to be a part of the firm.”