wpawards judge Laura Paglia

Laura Paglia

President and CEO, Investment Industry Association of Canada


Laura Paglia has decades of specialized experience providing legal representation and advice to a broad range of participants in the financial services and capital markets industries. These include Canadian and foreign banks, insurance companies, underwriters, investment dealers, carrying brokers, exempt market dealers, and various public issuers such as investment fund managers.


Laura has also represented and advised a variety of individual professionals such as Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Executive Officers and Ultimate Designated Persons, research analysts, investment bankers, institutional traders, portfolio managers, investment and mutual fund advisors, and Boards of Directors and/or their Special Committees.


Laura is a frequent speaker and writer on topical and emerging industry issues. Laura was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1997. She obtained a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994 and an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014.


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