Christina Porretta

General Counsel, BDO Canada LLP

Christina Porretta is the General Counsel for BDO Canada LLP. In this role, Christina is responsible for leading the legal and compliance function in Canada, including litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, contracts, commercial agreements and transactions, and employment-related issues. As a member of the National Leadership team, she manages all legal affairs and provides strategic legal advice to senior leaders on a full range of matters.

Before joining BDO, Christina was a partner in the Advisory Research Group at a global law firm, where she provided opinions on complex and novel legal issues on matters involving contractual or statutory interpretation, arbitration disputes, class actions and numerous other corporate and commercial matters. Drawing from her prior experience as a litigator, she advised local, national and international clients facing potential litigation and worked closely with litigators to provide strategic support to clients already engaged in litigation. They relied upon her sophisticated and strategic legal thinking, her thorough analysis and research skills, her collaborative approach and her positive attitude. Christina also previously served as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal for Canada.