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McCarthy Tétrault Reinforces Financial Services Regulatory Strength With Two New Counsels

To help clients navigate the complex financial services regulatory landscape, McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Senior Counsel, Sandra Mollet, and Counsel, Vanessa Johnson, to our national Business Law Group. Sandra and Vanessa deepen the firm’s full-service banking and financial services expertise in the regulatory and payments sectors.

With more than 25 years of in-house experience advising financial institutions, Sandra brings extensive expertise  advising on regulatory compliance matters in the bank and credit union space, including dealings with OSFI, OPC and other regulators. She has a deep understanding of matters relating to financial institutions regulation, privacy  and the global banking sector. Most recently, Sandra was General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer with a large financial institution. She also held a variety of senior roles during her 20-year career with a Tier 1 international bank, including most recently as Canadian Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer. This unique, client-side perspective gives Sandra insight into the day-to-day realities and challenges facing clients in this sector.

Vanessa’s practice includes advising clients on compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to payments and banking services. She has particular expertise in Payments Canada and Interac bylaws, rules and regulations, and other legislation, regulations and guidelines applicable to financial institutions and other participants in the Canadian payments ecosystem. Prior to joining the firm, Vanessa was Senior Legal Counsel with a large financial institution.

“We’re excited to have Sandra and Vanessa join the firm. Their extensive experience in the banking and financial services sector will be a great help to our clients navigating complex regulatory processes and compliance obligations,” said Marc MacMullin, co-leader of the firm's National Financial Services Group. “We’re committed to helping our clients maximize opportunities and minimize risks as the financial services industry and related regulatory environment continues to evolve.”

McCarthy Tétrault’s Financial Services Group provides clients with in-depth industry and legal knowledge, shaping the smart solutions needed by financial institutions to remain compliant and competitive. The group is ranked as a top Canadian practice by leading national and international legal directories, including Chambers CanadaChambers Global, and Legal 500. To learn more about our banking and financial services industry expertise, click here.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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