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Tara Newman Toronto Counsel

Tara Newman

Counsel Fasken
With experience gained from several senior positions at Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, Tara is able to advise clients on many aspects of Canadian financial services law in today’s rapidly changing environment.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1999
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto, Ottawa


Tara Newman is counsel for Fasken's Financial Services Practice Group.

As the former Chief Risk Officer and head of strategy, resolution transactions and legal services at Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) over many years, she advises clients on a wide range of financial services issues.

With over 20 years of private and public sector legal experience, Tara has broad expertise in a variety of areas. She served as Canada's representative on the Financial Stability Board's Legal Experts Group tasked with addressing cross-border issues in bank resolution. She was responsible for supporting CDIC's resolution preparedness, legislative initiatives and strategic planning, and led its innovative Crisis Simulation Centre. Prior to joining CDIC, Tara practiced corporate law in Ottawa. With her background, Tara brings critical advice, guidance and strategic recommendations on financial regulatory matters, transactions and payment technologies.

Career & Education


  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA (with Distinction), History/Political Science Nipissing University

Community involvement

  • 2007 to 2013 Former Board Chair, Member Youville Centre

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2020 to 2021 Member Global Risk Institute
  • 2020 to 2021 Member C.D. Howe Institute Financial Services Research Council
  • 1999 to 2021 Member Canadian Bar Association


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