Full Name
Adrian Lang
Job Title
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
Speaker Bio
Adrian Lang is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Staples Canada, where she has accountability for all legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to that, she was Head of Operations and Small Business Solutions at Bank of Montreal, where she led the integration and management of Small Business payment products, as well as managed operations for the cards business in North America and oversaw operational risk and compliance for the cards business. She also held roles as Head of Business Management for Personal and Commercial Banking, and Associate General Counsel, where she led the litigation team for P&C Canada. She was awarded the Canadian General Counsel Award for Litigation Management in 2015, and her team was awarded Litigation Team of the year by Benchmark Litigation. She also received the 2015 Community Builder Award from the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. Prior to joining the Bank, she was a partner with Stikeman Elliott’s Toronto litigation group, where her practice focused on commercial litigation, securities litigation and class action litigation. She was repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert, Benchmark Canada and Best Lawyers, and was recognized by Lexpert® in 2008 as one of the "Leading Lawyers Under 40". Ms. Lang currently serves on the Board of War Child Canada and the Board of Women General Counsel Canada. She has served on numerous other boards, including the Advisory Board of the Class Action Defences Quarterly, the Board of Governors for Royal St. George’s College (where she was also Chair of the Governance Committee), The Advocates' Society, the Advisory Board of Young Women in Law, Canadian Stage Company (where she was also Chair (2013-15)), and the YWCA Toronto. She was a Vice Chair for the 2017 Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program, and has her ICD.D designation.
Adrian Lang