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Howard Kaufman Toronto Lawyer

Howard Kaufman

Counsel Fasken
It is crucial to continue to evolve the dialogue between in-house lawyers and their legal service providers.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2013 | Québec, 1971
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto


Howard Kaufman’s practice is focused on client service, including building new corporate client relationships and enhancing existing ones in all of the firm’s Canadian offices.

Prior to joining the firm, Howard had a 24 year career in the Legal Department with his most recent position being Vice-President, Legal & External Affairs and Secretary. Prior to that he had a corporate/commercial practice with a Montreal-based law firm.

Howard has been, and continues to be, actively involved with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Association of Canadian General Counsel, of which he is a Past - President. He lectures internally at Fasken Martineau on advising how to best serve in-house counsel and  externally on law department management including managing relationships with outside counsel, the role and responsibilities of in-house counsel, managing legal department costs, and crisis management.


  • H.E. Herschorn Award, June 1967, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Highest Ranking Graduate in Notarial Law, McGill University 1967
McGill University H.E. Herschorn Award, June 1967, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Highest Ranking Graduate in Notarial Law

Career & Education


  • BCL McGill University
  • BA Sir George Williams University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association 
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - National
  • Director and Secretary, Management Advisory Services of Ontario
  • Member and Past Chair, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Section
  • Former Director and Past Chair, Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy
  • Former Director, The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
  • Former Member, Advisory Council, Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada
  • Former Strategic Advisory Group Member, Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Past Vice-Chair, Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility Council, Conference Board of Canada
  • Past Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, Information Technology Association of Canada
  • Past Chair, Legislation Committee, Alliance of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  • Past Co-Chair, Coalition for an Innovative Canada

Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Managing Outside Counsel Effectively Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2017 location location Toronto Toronto, ON
Own Your Time: Personal Productivity for Corporate Counsel location location Toronto


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