First non-U.S. lawyer appointed Chair of American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Governance

    TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Effective August 8, 2008, Carol Hansell, partner
with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, has been appointed Chair of the
Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of
Business Law. Carol is the first non-U.S. lawyer to be appointed to this
leadership position in the ABA and will serve a three-year term. Carol is
currently engaged in a consultation process with many of the leaders in
corporate governance to shape the agenda of the Committee for the next three
years. She anticipates an increased focus on international considerations.
    The Corporate Governance Committee is an important vehicle for the
development of governance policy and practices. Its 2,000 members have been
among the most influential lawyers in establishing governance standards in the
United States. As Chair, Carol will provide leadership in the achievement of
the Committee's objectives, which include legal education, publications,
advancement of the law and the profession as well as the attraction and
retention of members to the Section of Business Law.

    Carol is an internationally recognized expert in corporate governance.
She advises corporations and individuals both in Canada and abroad on
governance and structuring issues relating to significant transactions, board
investigations, strategy, succession planning, board structure and process and
corporate organization. This position complements her transaction practice
which extends over a variety of corporate mergers and acquisitions, financings
and reorganization matters. Carol also teaches in the Directors Education
Program jointly offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the
Rotman School of Management.

    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is an integrated firm of more than
250 lawyers with offices in Toronto, Montréal, New York and an affiliate in
Paris. The firm is focused on business law and is consistently at the heart of
the largest and most complex commercial and financial matters on behalf of its
clients, regardless of borders.

For further information:

For further information: Robyn Breslow, APEX Public Relations, (416)
924-4442 ext. 256,; Elizabeth Gill, Davies Ward Phillips &
Vineberg, (416) 367-6975,

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