McCarthy Tétrault Strengthens Financial Services Regulatory and Market Conduct Expertise with Addition of Lucie Tedesco

Toronto, September 3, 2019 –  McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to welcome Lucie Tedesco as Senior Counsel in in the firm’s National Financial Services Group. 

Lucie is the former Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (“FCAC") and has over 24 years’ experience in the financial services and regulatory environment. Lucie has also served as a member of the federal Financial Institutions Supervisory Committee (FISC), as an ex-officio board member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), as board member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and as Chair of the International Financial Consumer Organisation (FinCoNet), an international organization of supervisory authorities responsible for financial consumer protection. She exemplifies McCarthy Tetrault’s strategic priority to deepen support for clients in the financial services industry both in Canada and abroad.

“Lucie offers clients unique and deep expertise in the areas of financial regulation and market conduct,” said Marc MacMullin, co-head of the firm’s National Financial Services Group. “She provides the strategic and proactive solutions clients need to stay on top of critical Canadian and international regulatory and market conduct developments, enabling them to focus on innovation, efficiencies and growth.

Ana Badour, leader in the firm’s consumer regulatory practice and co-head of the firm’s Fintech practice also noted: “Lucie delivers insights at a critical time in the market and is well-positioned to effectively guide clients through financial regulation and market conduct requirements, including the firm’s financial services’ clients in respect of the new federal financial sector framework, the new FCAC enforcement powers, and the modernization of the underlying regulation regime as a result of Bill C-86.”

Lucie’s practice focuses on providing strategic advice in the areas of financial regulation and providing counsel to sectors that are subject to market conduct requirements, including banking, credit, insurance, securities and telecommunications. She also advises on regulatory matters related to payments and external complaints bodies. Being fluently bilingual, Lucie is looking forward to assisting our clients on a national basis.

“I am excited to be joining the McCarthy Tétrault team to help clients meet and exceed their business goals in the financial regulatory and market conduct space,” said Ms. Tedesco. “In selecting McCarthy Tétrault to reignite my private sector career, I was struck not only by their drive and ability to deliver innovative solutions for clients, but also by their deep industry knowledge. It was important for me to find an organization that shared my passion to make a real difference and I have found that in McCarthy Tétrault.”

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 Canada, Chambers Global, and Legal 500. To learn more about our banking & financial services industry expertise, click here.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments 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, UK.

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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