|Shanin H. Lott
Shanin Lott is Managing Director, Talent, and Acting Director, Marketing and Communications.
She is responsible for leading the overarching talent management strategy and overseeing all people functions as they relate to lawyers, law clerks, students and business services professionals. This is a diverse role requiring legal, human resources, organizational development and people management expertise. Shanin is responsible for developing talent programs to align with broader firm strategic plans. She works closely with practice group heads and firm senior leaders to develop innovative recruitment strategies to attract, retain and advance the best people and to create a diverse and inclusive firm culture.
Prior to this role Shanin was a lawyer practicing Corporate Commercial Litigation in our Toronto office. She then spent several years practicing law in New York City where she specialized in complex criminal and civil white-collar defense and securities litigation.
Shanin leads our engagement strategy and diversity initiatives. The firm has been rated as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers (Aon Hewitt) for the last six years and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (Mediacorp Canada) for four of the last five.
Shanin herself has been recognized for her leadership in Talent Management and Diversity. She was named "Woman Worth Watching" by the International Profiles Diversity Magazine in 2013; in 2014 she received a Lexpert Zenith Award for Practice Excellence in the category of Workplace and Human Rights. Shanin is actively involved in numerous firm committees including:
- Associates Committee;
- Education Committee;
- Diversity Committee;
- Law Clerks Committee;
- Business Services Committee; and
- Women's Initiatives Committee.
Shanin frequently gives interviews on a range of Talent, HR and Diversity topics including to Lexpert Magazine, The Lawyers Weekly and the Globe and Mail. She is also a frequent speaker, including most recently speaking on unconscious bias at the Catalyst Awards Conference in New York City, March 2015.
From 2009 to 2013, Shanin served as a law firm representative and committee Chair on the Law Society of Upper Canada's Justicia Project on the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession. From 2010 to 2011, she also served as a legal industry representative on the Trinity Two project (national diversity and inclusion assessment project), along with several other national organizations across sectors. Since 2009, Shanin has been involved with Boost, Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention, including serving on the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012, and was the impetus and chief organizer of a city-wide walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
University of Ottawa (LL.B. magna cum laude 1998), University of Windsor (Hons. B.A. 1995).
New York, 2002