Brenda Doig

Brenda Doig


As General Counsel, Brenda acts as a strategic advisor for CPA Canada, delivering expert business-oriented legal advice and counsel. She also oversees the strategic direction, development, and execution of legal, risk management and compliance across the organization.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Brenda practised law at Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) from 2013-2021. During her tenure with TD, she held several roles, with responsibilities including the negotiation of high-risk global contracts, leading various process improvement, knowledge management and risk mitigation initiatives, as well as providing legal and risk management advice and support to the general counsel and senior vice-president, Legal (Canada). Most recently, Brenda acted as the practice lead for Global External Counsel Management and Risk, Legal

Brenda previously practiced at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario where she served as lead counsel in a variety of proceedings before the College Discipline Committee as well as in Divisional and Superior Court. During this time, she also negotiated contracts, drafted bylaws, policies, and procedures, and provided legal support to the College’s committees and council. Brenda began her legal career at Torys LLP, where she practiced as a civil litigator until 2004.

Over the course of her years in practice, Brenda has been an active volunteer in the legal community. She has acted as a student mentor through the First Generation Network and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She also been a volunteer judge for the Wilson Moot and a Legal Ethics Bridge Week facilitator at the faculty. In addition, Brenda has co-led a United Way fundraising and awareness campaign and volunteered for the Pro Bono Ontario hotline.