Tirelessly working to enhance the development of corporate counsel and improving the practice of law as a whole, Anna Fung, Q.C., has won the 2004 Robert V.A. Jones Canadian Corporate Counsel Award. The award, named after the founding executive director of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA), recognizes individuals who make exceptional contributions to the Canadian in-house bar or broader community.
Ms. Fung served as a CCCA director for five years and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association for three years. Currently she serves as a director and past president of the People's Law School, as well as a director of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. She serves as second vice-president-elect of the Law Society of British Columbia, a position that will lead to her assuming the role of president in 2007.
After serving as a law clerk in the British Columbia Court of Appeal, Ms. Fung joined Davis & Company, where she articled and later gained experience in corporate and commercial law. She also advised professional associations on charter and compliance issues and First Nations on land and resource development issues and Aboriginal claims. She then worked with McCarthy Tétrault in Vancouver, where she specialized in corporate acquisitions, reorganizations and takeovers. In 1993, she came to her current position as senior counsel at Terasen Inc.
Ms. Fung received her award from Ray Hansen, CCCA's then current president, at a Presentation Ceremony and Reception sponsored by ZSA Recruitment at CCCA's annual meeting in Winnipeg. To learn more about CCCA and the Robert V.A. Jones Corporate Counsel Award, visit www.cancorpcounsel.org.