Brian R. MitchellManaging Partner , Mitchell Gattuso
Brian R. Mitchell was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada for a five-year term, effective April 21, 2008. On March 7, 2013, he was reappointed for a second five-year term, effective April 21, 2013. In addition, he serves as a trustee on the CBC Pension Board of Trustees.
Mr. Mitchell is a corporate commercial lawyer and serves as the managing partner of Mitchell Gattuso, a Montréal law firm with an extensive corporate-commercial practice. Mr. Mitchell currently sits on the board of directors of several public and private corporations. He also sits on several non-profit boards of directors in Montréal (Québec). In 2014, he was elected to the Council of the Barreau de Montreal for a two year mandate, while in 2015, he was elected as Treasurer of the Montreal Bar for a one year mandate. He also sits on several sub-committees of the Montreal Bar, including the Liaison Committee with the Superior Court; the Mentorship Program (2012 – Present); and the English-Speaking Section of the Montreal Bar. Additionally, in 2013, he chaired the Trial Do’s and Don’ts, English Trial Advocacy Seminar. He was subsequently elected as a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation (2013 – present).
From 2006 to 2012, he has served on the board of directors and as President (2008–2010) of the Foundation of Catholic Community Services. Since 2004, he has sat on the board of directors of Saint Michael’s Mission (2004-2013) as well as on the board of directors of the McGill Chamber Orchestra (2008–2013).
Mr. Mitchell graduated from St. Andrews College, Aurora. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) degree in History and Literature from Harvard University. He subsequently attended the Faculty of Law at McGill University, where he was awarded the 125th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship, and in 1985 graduated from the National Program with a Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Civil Law degrees.
He is a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1987.