OTTAWA, March 26, 2010 - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal to replace Madam Justice Susan E. Lang, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January 6, 2010.

Madam Justice Karakatsanis received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982. After completing her clerkship with the Chief Justice of Ontario, she practised in Toronto until her appointment in 1987 as Vice-Chair of the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario. The following year, she was appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer until her appointment in 1995 as Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Secretary of the Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat. In 1997, she was named Deputy Attorney General for the province of Ontario and, in 2000, she became Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council of the Government of Ontario. She served in that capacity until her appointment to the Superior Court of Justice on November 21, 2002.

This appointment is effective immediately.