Bennett Jones announces Allan Gotlieb’s retirement

Bennett Jones has announced the retirement of Allan Gotlieb, who served as senior business adviser on the firm’s government and public policy team.

Bennett Jones announces Allan Gotlieb’s retirement
Allan Gotlieb
Bennett Jones has announced the retirement of Allan Gotlieb, who served as senior business adviser on the firm’s government and public policy team.

 

Gotlieb was a former Canadian ambassador to the United States. During his 13-year tenure with Bennett Jones, he provided clients with critical insights into policy developments in Canada and the United States. His international law and diplomacy experience was backed by legal and public service careers that spanned 50 years, the firm said in a statement. He was centre stage in a number of important foreign policy initiatives affecting Canada, including the Free Trade Agreement and the Treaty on Acid Rain.

 

An emeritus chairman of the Canadian Group and former North American vice chairman of The Trilateral Commission, Gotlieb is a past director of a number of international public corporations in Canada and the United States, Canadian Crown corporations and agencies. He also held board and leadership positions in numerous charitable and not-for-profit organizations focused on public policy, foreign relations, education and the arts throughout the years.

 

The Winnipeg native is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest civil honour in the country, and a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Government of Canada and of the Order of Manitoba.

 

Gotlieb has taught at numerous universities and has written five books and countless articles on international law, diplomacy and political science. His latest book, The Washington Diaries: 1981-1989, was nominated for The Writer's Trust of Canada's 2007 Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing.

 

“Bennett Jones wishes Allan and his wife Sondra the very best in the future,” the firm said.

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