Heather Devine Wins IADC Joan Fullam Irick Award

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We are delighted to announce that Heather C. Devine is the recipient of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Joan Fullam Irick Award this year.

Please join us in congratulating Heather C. Devine, the leader of our Transportation + Logistics Group and a Founding Partner of Alexander Holburn’s Toronto office. As the IADC Transportation Committee Chair, Heather leads an international network of lawyers in creating opportunities to expand and build skills and further objectives of the defense bar and business community.

With more than three dozen Committees, the IADC’s Joan Fullam Irick Award honours one Committee Chair annually for their exceptional work. Heather’s combined interest in Transportation, Technology, and Intellectual Property is a strong foundation of her expertise in all aspects of supply chain logistics and movements of goods locally and internationally. As one of Canada’s leading Transportation lawyers, Heather’s breadth of knowledge positions her as an outstanding thought leader.

Heather’s involvement at the IADC goes beyond Transportation Law. She is also the Intellectual Property Committee Vice Chair of International. 2023 Annual Meeting CLE Steering  Committee Chair, and Social Justice Pro Bono Committee Vice Chair of International.

Alexander Holburn is proud to see Heather’s leadership and expertise be recognized internationally. We look forward to seeing Heather’s continued contributions to the global legal community through the IADC.

Learn more about Heather’s practice, affiliations, and experience here.


The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has been serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives since 1920. The IADC dedicates itself to serving and benefiting our members, the legal profession, and the civil justice system by enhancing the development of skills, professionalism, diversity, and camaraderie in the practice of law. The organization’s mission includes a commitment to ensuring equal opportunity in the legal profession and creating a pipeline of future leaders in the field that reflect the diversity of the communities and clients we serve.

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