Please find below the list of the confirmed moderators as per date, in alphabetical order:
Mr John Mahony
Group CEO of ReputationInc, UK
Mr Mahony is an international reputation management strategist and facilitator specialising in reputation strategy, sustainable leadership, employee ambassadorship, governance and reputation risk management. He has worked extensively with a wide range of some of the world’s most admired companies, country leaders and boards on international reputation building programmes. He has spoken and moderated at international conferences and debates on a range of global topics and issues including reputation governance, sustainable business, reputation leadership and future trends in reputation management.
Ms Lara Nathans
Partner of McCarthy Tetrault in Toronto, Canada
Ms Nathans is the leader of McCarthy Tetrault’s National Consumer Retail and Consumer Markets Group, and Partner of the company in Toronto. The Retail and Consumer Markets Group includes the Retail, Hospitality, Consumer Products, Food, Beverage and Agribusiness and Franchise and Distribution sectors. Ms Nathans is actively involved in the department store and general retail and consumer products space, and advises global retailers and consumer products distributors entering the Canadian market on their market entry strategies and related legal issues. She acts for companies involved in the industry on matters including Canadian entry and expansion (whether by acquisition, bricks & mortar or e-commerce), mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance matters and corporate reorganizations. In addition, she regularly provides ongoing continuous disclosure, corporate governance, commercial and securities law advice to a number of public and private companies. Ms Nathans received her BA (Hons) in History and American Studies from Brandeis University in 1992 and graduated with her LL.B from Queen’s University in 2001. At Queen's, she was the articles editor of the Queen's Law Journal and was awarded three multiple course awards for outstanding academic performance. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2002.
Ms Miranda Lam
Partner of the Litigation Group of McCarthy Tetrault in Vancouver, Canada
Ms Lam is a Partner in McCarthy Tetrault’s Litigation Group in Vancouver. Her practice focuses exclusively on complex business disputes, including contractual claims and economic torts, and her areas of specialization include securities litigation, shareholder remedies, corporate governance issues, and internal investigations, as well as internet and e-commerce issues and defamation. She has successfully appeared as counsel in the superior and appeal courts of British Columbia and Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as represented clients in various commercial arbitration proceedings and class action proceedings. Ms. Lam also leads the Retail sector of the National Retail and Consumer Markets Group, and routinely advises global and domestic retailers, as well as suppliers, distributors, and consumer products companies on a variety of strategic as well as legal issues. Ms Lam is ranked in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a future star (British Columbia) in the field of general commercial litigation. She is the recipient of the Association of Women in Finance 2014 PEAK Women in Finance “Rising Star” Award, and was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s 2013 “Forty Under 40”. In 2015, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association presented her with its “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award. Ms. Lam was called to the British Columbia bar in 2004. She obtained her LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2002, where she received the Honourable Ray Herbert Award as the All-round Graduating Student and the Alumni Association Achievement Award as Outstanding Student of the Year. After graduation, Ms Lam served as a judicial law clerk for five justices of the BC Supreme Court. In 2007, she received the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award, and in 2001, she was named YWCA Young Woman of Distinction.