Case studies

Big Five Canadian bank utilizes a team of Axiom lawyers to support a substantial influx of specialized work caused by an industry-wide regulatory deadline.

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National food & drug retailer leans on Axiom for strategic M&A support when one of their FTEs takes maternity leave.

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Canadian arm of an international financial institution engages Axiom to provide niche-area support on a part-time basis.

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The Canada Team:

Jackie Dinsmore

Practice Manager, Consumer Services

As one of our sales leaders, Jackie loves helping clients navigate the many challenges of running a legal department. A former AGC at Torstar and associate at Blakes, Jackie understands what it takes to manage a top-performing in-house team while delivering exceptional legal service. Jackie is regularly sought out for her expertise on legal innovation, and she’s never too busy to work through problems and construct creative solutions.

The Canada Team:

Michael Curci

Practice Manager, Financial Services

As a practice manager, Michael has the responsibility of maintaining and growing Axiom’s footprint throughout the Canadian Financial Services industry. Before joining Axiom, Michael was an investment banking associate at one of Canada’s big five banks and an operational consultant with a boutique NYC consulting group. At the core of his practice, Michael enjoys collaborating with his clients to create strategic approaches to managing legal departments through the changing financial services landscape.

The Canada Team:

Kim Mayer

Talent Engagement

As the lead of Talent Engagement across Canada, Kim is accountable for understanding our clients’ needs, outlining the scope of their needs and requirements, and matching these against the skills and expertise of our lawyers. After graduating from OttawaU with an honours degree in political science, Kim spent time working abroad before settling in Toronto.

The Canada Team:

Paige Luet

Talent Acquisition

As Recruitment lead, it is Paige’s goal to bring the best legal talent to Axiom Canada. Paige is constantly focusing on finding the top lawyer talent for a diverse and ever-expanding portfolio of clients, and ensuring future Axiomites feel integrated even before their first engagement. After completing her honours degree from York University and getting her HR post graduate designation, Paige worked in the not-for-profit sector before joining Axiom.

The Canada Team:

Alin Cohen

Lawyer Talent

As a Lawyer Talent Partner for Axiom Canada, Alin is primarily focused on the professional development of our lawyer bench. She spends most of her time building relationships with, and fostering a sense of community among, our talented Axiom lawyers. Prior to joining Axiom, Alin obtained her LL.B. from the University of Montreal and articled at a boutique law firm in Montreal. She is an avid world traveler having explored Israel, Greece, Spain, Costa Rica and backpacked across Southeast Asia.

Spotlight on:

James Koizumi

Meet James:

James Koizumi specializes in strategic commercial joint ventures and complex, international acquisitions and divestitures, primarily in the energy sector. Prior to joining Axiom, James has had balanced experience in private practice, in-house counsel at a global energy super-major and as a legal consultant. Currently, James is supporting a North American energy infrastructure company that proudly achieved the best performing stock in the sector in 2019 while the VP & General Counsel is on maternity leave. Outside of Axiom, he is an avid traveler and adventurer, with a keen interest in the study of global cultures and diversity having been to 60 countries on six continents. James also has a passion for strategic business (currently completing his MBA thesis), enjoys sports, volunteering and staying active (currently addicted to disc golf). His friends and colleagues in Calgary cite his continued support of the Edmonton Oilers as a significant character flaw.

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