Jackie is a Partner in the Financial Services Group at Blakes [Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP] in Toronto, Canada.. With over 20 years experience, Jackie is one of Canada’s leading financial services regulatory lawyers.
Her practice focuses on all aspects of regulatory compliance in the retail financial services industry at both the federal and provincial level with a special emphasis on payment card compliance, money services businesses and anti-money laundering legislation. She provides advice to numerous Canadian and foreign providers of financial services including banks, foreign banks, trust companies,financing companies, payday loan companies, money transfer companies, money services businesses, mortgage brokers, foreign exchange dealers, and gift and payment card networks, issuers, processors, retailers and service providers. She has been a speaker at the IMTC Conferences, as well as other major conferences in various parts of the world.
She has extensive experience providing advice in respect of Canada’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing legislation, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. In addition, Jackie has particular expertise in the payment card industry where she provides advice to payment card networks, credit card issuers, gift card issuers, prepaid card issuers, as well as to credit card and other payment processors and merchant acquirers.
Jackie assists financial institutions in their dealings with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and also provides guidance to her clients on compliance with the requirements of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act and applicable by-laws. She is recognized as a leading banking and financial services lawyer in the following publications: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013, 2014, and 2015 and IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – 2008 Edition.