Cherie Brant ICD.D
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Director, TD, Hydro One, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Cherie Brant is a Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ("BLG") and Independent Director at Hydro One Networks since 2018 and Toronto-Dominion Bank since 2021.
Ms. Brant is the national leader for the Indigenous law group at BLG and a member of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance initiative. Her commercial practice extends across a wide variety of sectors, including energy and transmission, land development and financing on First Nations lands, Indigenous Infrastructure, and economic development for Indigenous-owned businesses and Indigenous governments. She also provides strategic policy and governance counsel to Indigenous groups seeking to exercise their jurisdiction and authority.
She also serves on the non-profit boards for the Anishnawbe Health Foundation, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Canadian Club of Toronto.
In 2017, Ms. Brant received the Lexpert Zenith Award, a national award that recognizes women's contributions to the law. In 2012, she was named one of Lexpert's "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40." Ms. Brant holds a JD from the University of Toronto and a BA in Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo.
Ms. Brant is both Mohawk from Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Ojibway from Wikwemkoong Unceded Indian Reserve.