Lawrence L. Herman, Herman & Associates, Toronto, and Cassidy Levy Kent, Washington, Ottawa & Toronto, has practiced international trade and investment law and policy both inside government and in the private sector for over 45 years.
As an External Affairs office, he served in Canada’s mission to the UN and the GATT in the 1970s and in law practice has acted as counsel for Canada in the International Court of Justice and as an advocate before Canadian tribunals, courts and NAFTA panels. He advises governments, State agencies and international organizations on international law and policy. Mr. Herman is a member of the Canadian government’s Trade Advisory Council, the executive of the Canada-US Law Institute and a member of the North American Forum. He is a Senior Fellow of the C. D. Howe Institute and a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
Together with his professional activities, Mr. Herman is currently on the board of the Canadian Council for Business and the Arts, is past vice-chair of Jazz FM19 radio and past chair of the Toronto Summer Music Festival. He has authored well over 100 articles, opinion pieces and commentaries in leading academic publications, periodicals and newspapers.