- University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
Dale Ponder is the Firm's National Managing Partner and Co-Chair, and also serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee. As a senior member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, she has had extensive experience throughout her career leading transactions relating to public and private merger and acquisition matters and advising boards of public companies.
Dale’s practice background has focused on M&A, securities regulation and corporate governance. She has represented Canadian market leaders in various industry sectors with cross-border and international business interests, including the financial services, mining, consumer and pension plan sectors. In the course of her practice, she has been recognized as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer by various peer ranking publications, including Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert’s Leading Corporate Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Canada.
Dale has spoken extensively on leadership in professional services industries and has been recognized repeatedly as one of WXN’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Canada and as one of the Top 25 by Canada’s Women of Influence organization. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Toronto Lawyers Association Award of Distinction, the 2016 Israel Cancer Research Fund Business Award of Distinction and a 2013 Lexpert Zenith award.
Dale is a member of the boards of CREIT and Morneau Shepell, the Governors’ Council of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, the CGCA Advisory Board and the Caldwell Partners Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board, and is a mentor in the Women’s Executive Network.