Afshan Ali, CIBC

Afshan Ali is Senior Counsel at CIBC. Her nominator wrote: “Afshan has worked in a lead capacity on some of CIBC’s most important litigation and regulatory matters. Perhaps most significantly, she led the representation of CIBC internally in the regulatory proceedings that resulted in CIBC’s $73-million no-contest settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission of allegations that clients had been charged excess fees. To date, this settlement is the largest in the industry when compared to those reached by other bank-owned and independent dealers who have settled the issue, an indication of its significance, complexity and importance to CIBC.” She is the current President of the Board of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, having served on the Board for six years in various capacities. Under the guidance of the Board, the Clinic participates regularly in groundbreaking litigation.
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