Toronto (December 8, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that the board of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) has elected Lynn McGrade as chair for the upcoming year.

"We are pleased to have Lynn McGrade, a member of our Securities and Capital Markets team appointed to this key international organization," said Frank Callaghan, partner and national group head business law. "She is an accomplished lawyer and her election as Chair indicates the high regard her peers have for her skills."

Ms. McGrade has been involved in the creation of many investment products including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, segregated funds, hedge funds, closed-end funds and pooled fund products. She is also a recognized authority on securities registrant regulation, compliance and fund governance, and has extensive experience in merger and acquisition transactions in the investment industry.

"I am quite honoured to be the first Canadian chair of the National Society of Compliance Professionals," said Lynn McGrade, partner at BLG. "As a long-time member of the NSCP‎, I have found it to be a valuable forum for education and information sharing and dedicated to the development of compliance in the securities industry as a rewarding profession."

Ms. McGrade first joined the NSCP in 2005 serving as the chair of NSCP Canadian Committee since 2012 and joining NSCP's Board of Directors in 2013.

"NSCP is pleased to have Lynn as chair of the board of directors," said Lisa Crossley, Executive Director of NSCP. "We look forward to working with Lynn on strengthening NSCP's regulatory relationships in the United States and Canada and building upon NSCP's resources for compliance professionals. Lynn has been a dedicated leader for NSCP. Her knowledge and commitment have proven invaluable to the association."

About the National Society of Compliance Professionals

The National Society of Compliance Professionals is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to serving and supporting compliance professionals in the financial services industry. NSCP is for compliance, by compliance — it is our goal to provide professional resources to U.S. and Canadian financial services professionals through our unequaled network of peers, professional education, regulatory interaction and professional standards.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country's largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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