Katherine Cooligan on the current state of entrepreneurship during COVID-19 with Jarrod Goldsmith


Business and community leader Katherine Cooligan (Ottawa Divorce & Family Law Specialist of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) shares some thoughts on the current state of business during COVID 19. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-cooligan-37127933)

*Katherine is more than a Family Law lawyer, she is a trailblazer. She is one of very few women in a senior leadership role in a national law firm anywhere in the country. She is the only woman at BLG to hold these senior management roles and is one of only two women on the firm’s National Management Committee. Of the five regional managing partners at BLG, she is the only woman. Katherine’s success is a true testament to her business acumen, leadership skills and legal expertise in practice. She develops and leads the strategic business plan for the region, working with each practice group to ensure their activities achieve the firm’s overall goals – all while maintaining a busy family law practice and raising her three children.

* The above information was taken from the public bio of Katherine Cooligan as found on her LinkedIn profile.

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