Vancouver (Canada) – Amy Carruthers, a Partner at Fasken, has won a 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award for Mid-Career Excellence in the Legal Profession; Practice Area of Aboriginal Law.
The award was presented last night at a gala dinner in Toronto. Lexpert recognizes the outstanding achievements of Canada’s best lawyers annually with the Lexpert Zenith Awards.
Amy is a leading Aboriginal and business law lawyer based in Vancouver, and is a member of Fasken’s Indigenous Law Group and Global Energy Group. She is one of the few commercial lawyers with significant expertise advising on the development of consultation and accommodation plans, and negotiation of consultation, funding and impact benefit agreements with First Nations and other Aboriginal groups. She also drafts and negotiates complex commercial contracts regarding the purchase and sale of energy, investments in and other transactions involving resource projects, as well as relationships with Indigenous communities to foster reconciliation and facilitate project development.
A strong advocate for women, Amy is involved with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, is a mentor to junior women lawyers in the CBA Women Lawyer’s Forum, and a former director of the BC Women in Energy Network. She is also a significant supporter of other organizations advancing the interests of women, including Women in Leadership and The Minerva Foundation for BC Women.
“This 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award recognizes Amy’s knowledge of Aboriginal law, analytical ability and relationship-building skills, which combined make her a highly sought-after trusted advisor,” said William Westeringh, QC, Managing Partner, BC Region. “As her clients best advocate, she deftly negotiates complex, high profile agreements across Western Canada. We’re proud that she’s part of the Fasken team.”
“Amy successfully navigates Canada’s regulatory, environmental and Indigenous legal frameworks for major projects across BC providing clients comprehensive analysis and nuanced practical advice,” said Kevin O’Callaghan, Partner, leader of the Indigenous Law Group and regional leader of the Corporate Social Responsibility Law Group. “She also led and continues to support community groups dedicated to diversity, inclusion and the advancement of women. Now, her commitment to her clients and her community have been recognized with this prestigious award, congratulations Amy.”
About Lexpert Zenith Awards
The 2018 Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrate in-house and law firm lawyers from across Canada excelling in their practice areas in their mid-career. Winners are selected from Lexpert practice areas, and have made a notable contribution in Social Responsibility, this could include pro bono work, community involvement, diversity action, cultural or environmental contribution, and professional leadership. The winners chosen may be from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia and alternative legal careers relating to the Lexpert Practice Areas.
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