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Christopher Sweeney

In London, UK, in the mid-1990’s, Christopher transitioned from real estate lawyer to legal recruiter at the then top legal recruitment firm in the world. In 1997, Christopher brought “London-style” recruiting to Canada with the opening of ZSA (Zarak, Sweeney & Associates) Legal Recruitment, which remains Canada’s largest and only national legal recruitment firm. As CEO, Christopher overseas the firm’s offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, while remaining active in the recruitment of Partners (including mergers) and General Counsel across the country. He has written and spoken widely on the topics of legal recruitment, talent retention, firm development and career strategy. He is also leading the firm’s DEI initiatives. Christopher imagined, co-founded and chairs the Canadian (CGCA), Quebec (PCJQ) and Western Canadian General Counsel Awards (WCGCA), all of which bring much deserved attention to the senior in-house legal community.

From 2012-2022, Christopher was Chair of the Vimy Foundation, Canada’s lead voice on First World War remembrance. His accomplishments there include leading the building of the Vimy Education Centre and the Vimy Foundation Centennial Park in Vimy, France, for which he was awarded the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs Commendation and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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