Jennifer joined the Valard Group of Companies in November 2016. As a member of senior management for the group, Jennifer oversees the legal matters for all the Valard Companies across Canada. Jennifer is also responsible for the Contracts Group within Valard.
Jennifer received her LL.B from the University of Western Ontario in 2004, and spent time practicing in both Toronto and Calgary with a large national law firm. In 2008, Jennifer joined one of the largest construction companies in North America as Legal Counsel where she handled all of the legal matters for two large business units, including managing claims and lawsuits, supporting projects, negotiating contract deals, handling labour and employment matters and overseeing other general legal matters. In 2014, she took on the role of Commercial Counsel, Senior Commercial Counsel and then Associate General Counsel where she focused her attention on negotiating and structuring multi-billion dollar projects for the construction company.