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Biography

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Q.C., LL.D. has had a distinguished career in private practice, academia, government and the judiciary. He began his career in 1964 as a lawyer at a large New York City law firm where he practiced corporate and securities law. In 1967, he joined the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and was a professor of law there until 1985. He also served as Vice-President, Internal Affairs at the University of Toronto from 1975 to 1979 and Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1979 to 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he was Vice-President and Provost of the University. In 1985, Mr. Iacobucci was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Canada; in 1988, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada; and in 1991, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

During his career, Mr. Iacobucci was also a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission from 1982 to 1985, and Counsel to the Estey Commission in 1974.

He joined Torys LLP as Counsel in September 2004 after retiring as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. From September 2004 to July 2005, he also served as Interim President of the University of Toronto. Mr. Iacobucci has assumed a full-time senior advisory role at Torys where his work includes guidance, advice and support to clients of Torys and members of the firm.

Mr. Iacobucci recently concluded an Internal inquiry into the actions of Canadian officials in relation to Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin.

Mr. Iacobucci has received numerous awards, honours and other recognitions in Canada, the United States, England and Italy.