After being called to the Ontario Bar in 2005, Jennifer practiced law at the Toronto office of an international law firm in the Energy Law Department. Her practice was focused on advising power plant developers, electricity utilities, and First Nations communities in matters related to project development, project financing, environment law and regulatory proceedings before the Ontario Energy Board the National Energy Board and the Ontario Municipal Board.
Jennifer moved to Bruce County in 2008 and joined the Bruce Power Law Division practicing corporate and commercial law where she provided advice on the strategy, negotiation, drafting and implementation of contracts and deals related to Nuclear Tooling, Construction, Information Technology, Human Resorces, Finance and Engineering contracts. While at Bruce Power, Jennifer created a department where she led a team providing contract claims guidance and management. This service included claims investigation, analysis and strategy as well as invoice, job clock, and labour summary review, analysis and guidance. Jennifer also acted as a Senior Manager in Bruce Power’s Supply Chain organization where she managed a team of more than 50 people in the procurement, negotiation and implementation of services and material contracts with a portfolio of several hundred million dollars annually. In that role, she created standard tools and metrics to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of her staff.
In her return to private practice, Jennifer is excited to join Ross Thomson and is looking forward to supporting clients in Owen Sound, Grey & Bruce Counties with their legal needs in Business Law (including Incorporation and Procurement needs), Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Municipal, Employment, and Family Law. Jennifer believes in the importance of community service, diversity and inclusion. She is currently a Board Member for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.