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Caroline Helbronner

Awards & Recognition

Caroline received a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award for excellence and thought leadership in the area of pensions and benefits law. She is also recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Employee Benefits Law)

  • Lexology Client Choice Awards 2020 (Employment & Benefits)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 ("Consistently Recommended" in Pensions & Employee Benefits - Employer)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2019 (Labour, Employment & Benefits)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2019 (Pensions & Benefits)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Pensions)

Professional Activities

Caroline is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the American Bar Association, the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association, the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, the Association of Canadian Pension Management and the Ontario Bar Association.

She has written and spoken across Canada and internationally on a wide range of topics in the areas of pension and employee benefits

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Governance Documents and Checklists Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2019.
  • Speaker: Governance Documents and Checklists What Plan Sponsors Should Do Now About Enhanced Benefit Security
    ACPM Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, October 29, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: CAPSA Guidelines: DB Funding, DC Plans and Unlocated Members
    Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, April 30, 2019.
  • Speaker: Managing Your Organization: Potential Risks and Solutions for an Aging Workforce
    CPBI Ontario Signature Series, CPBI-HRPA, Toronto, Ontario, April 9, 2019.
  • Speaker: Regulatory Compliance and Best Practices in Plan Administration and Communications CPBI Ontario/HRPA
    Canadian Pension Certificate Program, Toronto, Ontario, November 1, 2018.
  • Co-presenter: Human Rights and Employment Law Issues relating to Canadian Benefit Arrangements
    Blakes Client Seminar on Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law, Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2018.
  • Speaker: Hot Topics for Employee Benefit Plans – Canada
    2018 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting, Multinational Employee Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee, Washington, D.C., May 11, 2018.
  • Speaker: A Future Together: Converting to Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan
    Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 8, 2018.
  • Moderator: CBA Law Series - Exploring the Unique, Ethical and Professional Issues Faced by Pensions Lawyers
    The Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, April 25, 2018.
  • Moderator: CPBI Ontario Pension Outlook: Family Matters – Challenges for Today's Plan Administrator
    CPBI Ontario Pension Signature Series Event, Toronto, Ontario, April 19, 2018.
  • Speaker: Current Ontario Pension Developments: Financial Services Regulatory Authority and Administrative Monetary Penalties Defined
    Benefit Investment Forum, Toronto, Ontario, December 8, 2017.
  • Speaker: Resolving Administrative Errors & Ontario’s New Administrative Monetary Penalties
    Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, November 2, 2017.
Media Activities
  • Mentioned: Is your pension plan audit ready?
    Reported by Emily Douglas, HRD – Human Resources Director, October 22, 2019.
  • Quoted: From AMPs to SIPPs: Why plan sponsors have a lot on the regulatory plate in 2018
    Reported by Glenn Kauth, Benefits Canada Online, December 12, 2017.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1987
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1985
B.A., Queen's University - 1982
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