Marian Passmore is a lawyer whose focus is on protecting retail investors, having been called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Marian has been with FAIR Canada since 2011 and is Director of Policy and COO. She is a is co-founder of Canada’s first Investor Protection Clinic and is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Marian articled and practiced litigation at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP from 1995 to 2000, and from 2000 to 2005 worked in-house at Ernst & Young LLP’s legal department as Legal Counsel where she had a litigation management role including defending professional negligence actions. From 2008-2011 Marian was an associate director involved in regulatory and policy issues facing the financial services sector at an industry trade association.
Marian completed an undergraduate degree in political science from McGill University, and her law degree from the University of Toronto. Marian is also a Commonwealth Scholar, obtaining her MSC (econ) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investment Fund Products Advisory Committee.