Bill WATSONBoard member since 2018

Bill joined Baker McKenzie in 1981 and was elected a Partner in 1987. Bill is a former Managing Partner of the Canadian offices and served for many years in senior management roles in Canada and internationally.

Bill has served as Practice Group Chair for the Chambers ranked  Employment & Compensation Law Practice on three separate occasions, most recently commencing 1 March 2017.

Bill was an initial recipient of a University of Waterloo 50th Anniversary Alumni Award in recognition for his professional achievements and public service including service to the University.

In 2015, Bill was recognized for lifetime professional and public achievement by St. Paul's University College and was accorded a Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2010, Bill and his wife, Jeanne Elgie-Watson, were recognized as philanthropists of the year awarded by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Bill is a frequent author, commentator and lecturer on the topics of domestic and international labour relations, occupational health and safety, and international labour standards. He has presented numerous papers and seminars domestically and internationally.