September 3, 2014 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Lawrence Herman as a Senior Fellow.
“Larry is one of Canada’s top international trade and business experts,” said Robson. “He provides invaluable advice to the Institute’s research program.”
An author, lecturer and business advisor, Mr. Herman is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law Faculty (1969).
He served in the Canadian Foreign Service in the 1970’s in a variety of posts, at the United Nations in Geneva and in Ottawa, representing Canada in numerous international organizations.
He has acted for private sector clients, governments and international agencies, dealing particularly with the GATT/WTO, FTA and NAFTA and appears as counsel before dispute-resolution bodies under the NAFTA, as well as before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the courts and Parliamentary committees. He was a member of the Market Access Advisory Group of the Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade Department, advising on business issues in WTO trade negotiations.
Mr Herman has served on the International Bar Association’s Energy Section, the Trade Policy Committee of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
He was appointed Director, Task Force on Trade and Investment of the World Energy Council, London, UK, in 2007. He is a long-standing member of the Executive Board of the Canada-US Law Institute.
Mr. Herman is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, theLexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada,Best Lawyers and in Chambers Global’s top international rankings. He was selected among a handful of judges, lawyers and jurists to receive the Lexpert Zenith Award in 2012.
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