George Ellinidis is Vice-President and General Counsel, Canada & International, for Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. and has been with the company since 2009. His work there covers several areas of the law including advertising and marketing law, litigation, cross-border issues, and competition and trademark law.
Mr. Ellinidis was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 and received his B.A. from the University of Toronto (University College), his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. He began his career as an associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto where he specialized in corporate/commercial law before moving on to become General Counsel for Toyota/Lexus Financial Services.
Mr. Ellinidis also enjoys lecturing and has been teaching various Business Law related courses at Toronto Metropolitan University since 2004. In the fall of 2021, he taught Business Law at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law. Mr. Ellinidis is very excited to be returning to his alma mater, Osgoode Hall Law School, to teach Business Associations and Commercial Law.