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Laura Fetter Director of Innovation

Laura Fetter

Counsel Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2009
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Overview

Laura is a corporate/commercial lawyer in Toronto with a reputation for performing quality work and innovative thinking. As a member of the firm’s Emerging Technology group, Laura advises clients regarding formation, governance, financings, acquisitions, exits, and commercial contracts.

Laura first became a member of the firm as a student in 2007. She has participated in three secondments during her time at Fasken. In 2007, she spent one month as a summer student at the Ontario Telemedicine Network. In 2010, she participated in a six-month secondment to Ford Credit Canada Limited where she worked with its general counsel on a variety of legal matters. From October 2017 to March 2020, Laura was seconded to the firm’s innovation team where she played a pivotal role in its growth.

Laura has acted as a consulting editor for LexisNexis' annual consolidations of the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). She is active in the legal knowledge management community in Toronto.

Prior to law school, Laura spent time as a computer lab trainer for faculty/staff at Humber College, a computer science lab instructor at the University of Waterloo and a software project coordinator at BlackBerry. These roles kindled her interest in mentorship, organization and efficiency.

Achievements

  • Certified Legal ProjectManager® (LegalBizDev) (2016) 
  • Completed the Business leadership for Women Lawyers program (University of Toronto) (2013)
  • Law Society Of Upper Canada/Osgoode Society Award Of Excellence (Awarded each year to the top 15 graduating students of the Queen's Faculty of Law, based on academic excellence) (2008)
  • Distinguished Oralist, Fasken Martineau First-Year International Law Moot (2006)
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Prize in Contract Law (2006)
  • Carswell Prize in Constitutional Law (2006)

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education

Education

  • JD Queen's University
  • BSc (Hons) University of Waterloo

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association 
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada

Knowledge

News

Publications

Article New Land Ownership Register Requirement For Ontario Corporations Timely Disclosure
Article Canadian Securities Administrators adopt amendments to National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight Timely Disclosure
Newsletter Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Newsletter

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Queen's Conflict Analytics Practicum Queen’s University Faculty of Law
Speaker Women in Law Ryerson University
Speaker Innovation in Legal Tech InnovationTO

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