Rebecca Cowdery is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She practices corporate, commercial and securities law, focusing on the compliance, regulatory and governance issues facing participants in the investment management industry, including fund managers, portfolio managers and dealers. She has over 30 years of experience in working with the investment management industry as a lawyer and a regulator. She works with fund managers to establish new products and to manage and administer funds in compliance with applicable regulation. Among other things, she assists fund managers and independent review committees to effectively implement and comply with fund governance regulations in Canada. She also advises firms about effective implementation of the regulatory and compliance requirements for registrants mandated by the Canadian securities regulators. Rebecca joined BLG in November 2003, after nine years as a senior investment funds regulator with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). She is a frequent speaker and writer about topics of interest to the investment management industry.