I am writing this reference letter in my role as Chair of the firm’s National Diversity Committee. I have worked closely with Elaine Newman since late 2010 in developing a strategic plan on diversity and inclusion for the firm. The personal services provided by Elaine Newman include a presentation of a business case to management and the preparation of a strategic plan, focusing on our specific circumstances and objectives. Elaine’s client-focused services and insightful guidance have been of significant value to us in developing and implementing our diversity-related strategic plan.

Sonia T. Mak, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP