Cherie Brant is a partner and national leader for the Indigenous law group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Ms. Brant has a commercial practice across a wide variety of sectors, including energy and transmission, land development and financing on First Nations lands, franchising, cannabis and economic development. She also provides strategic policy and governance counsel to Indigenous groups. Prior to joining Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Ms. Brant was a partner at another major Canadian law firm, and she been practicing law since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2003.
Ms. Brant is both Mohawk and Ojibway from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Wiikwemkoong Unceded Indian Territory. She serves on the boards of the Anishnawbe Health Foundation, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and participates on the advisory committees for the Aboriginal Energy Working Group of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the Aboriginal Education Council for Centennial College and Advisory Council for Nationhood Council House. Her previous directorships include Women’s College Hospital, Trillium Gift of Life and Anduhyaun Inc., a women’s shelter and transitional housing for Indigenous women and their families.
In August, 2018, Cherie Brant was appointed to the board of directors of Hydro One Limited, making her one of five Indigenous persons to sit as an independent director on a Canadian public company. In 2017, Ms. Brant received the Lexpert Zenith Award, a national award recognizing women’s contributions in the law and in 2012, she was named one of Lexpert’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40”.
Ms. Brant holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning Program from the University of Waterloo and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.
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