BA (Toronto), LLM (Toronto), PhD (Stanford)
Mark Freiman is a lawyer, public servant and former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He served as Lead Commission Counsel for the Air India Inquiry under Justice John Major. In 2010, he joined Lerners LLP’s partnership after having been a partner in the Toronto law firm McCarthy Tetrault. Previously he has taught at the University of Toronto and served from 2000 to 2004 as Deputy Attorney-General of Ontario and Deputy Minister Responsible for Native Affairs.
In his earlier professional life he served as law clerk to then Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Brian Dickson and as senior policy advisor to then Attorney General of Ontario Ian Scott.
Mr. Freiman earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1969 and a PhD from Stanford University in 1977. He graduated from the Univeristy of Toronto Law School in 1983 and was called to the bar in 1985. He was elected president of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 2009 and served until the organization’s dissolution in 2011.