Susan Wolburgh Jenah ‘80, a McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow at Osgoode for the 2014-15 academic year, has been appointed as Senior Advisor, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, Aird & Berlis LLP.
A distinguished leader and expert in the Canadian securities industry, Wolburgh Jenah is Chair of the Aequitas NEO Exchange, a Governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Bank of Canada. She is also on the advisory board of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode and the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Wolburgh Jenah is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), a position she held when the regulator was established in June of 2008 until her retirement in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) and was responsible for leading the merger of the IDA and Market Regulation Services Inc. (RS) to form IIROC. Before joining the IDA, Wolburgh Jenah served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission from 2004-2007 and as Acting Chair of the Commission from July to November 2005.
The McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellowship honours Osgoode alumnus R. Roy McMurtry LLB ’58, LLD ’91, former Attorney General and Chief Justice of Ontario, and Chancellor of York University. The Fellowship brings leading lawyers and related practitioners to Osgoode for a term or part of a term to provide mentorship to students and lawyers engaged in experiential education initiatives. Fellowship holders may also teach and get involved with Osgoode’s mooting and lawyering programs, participate in research projects, deliver public and faculty lectures, and assist with institutional projects in their areas of expertise and interest.