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Jun 7th, 2022

In an updated legal opinion, Hansell reaffirms the role of the boards of directors in addressing climate risk


Carol Hansell

Senior Partner, Hansell LLP

Carol Hansell is the Senior Partner of Hansell LLP. Over her more than 25 years in practice, she has led major transactions for public and private corporations and governments. She now leads an independent firm dedicated to advising boards, management teams, institutional shareholders and regulators in connection with legal and governance challenges. She is also a principal with Hansell McLaughlin Advisory Inc., which, together with Hansell LLP, delivers integrated legal, governance, government relations and communications advice.

Carol currently serves on the boards of Life Storage, Inc., Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada and the American College of Governance Counsel. She Chairs the Nominations Committee for the International Corporate Governance Committee as well as the Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the American College of Governance Counsel.

Carol serves as Special Canadian Advisor to the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association. She is the author of a four volume loose-leaf service Directors and Officers in Canada: Law and Practice and the best-selling What Directors Need to Know: Corporate Governance.