Co-leader of the firm’s competition practice, Sheridan Scott assists clients in competition matters within Canada and with competition-related public policy initiatives. She also advises clients on communications law matters.
Sheridan was Canada’s commissioner of competition from 2004 to 2009. As the head of the Competition Bureau, she administered and enforced the Competition Act and oversaw the development of comprehensive amendments to the Act that were passed in 2009. Internationally, Sheridan led the Bureau’s participation at the International Competition Network and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, among others. She was elected chair of the ICN Steering Group, assuming leadership in early 2007.
Prior to her appointment with the Competition Bureau, Sheridan was chief regulatory officer of Bell Canada, where she was responsible for overseeing all activities involving the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Copyright Board and the Competition Bureau on behalf of Bell Canada, Bell Mobility and Bell ExpressVu. Sheridan previously held senior positions with the CBC and the CRTC. She clerked under Chief Justice Bora Laskin at the Supreme Court of Canada on the completion of her law degree.
In addition to her practice, she is a member of the editorial board of Competition Law International, the International Bar Association’s journal dedicated to antitrust law and policy. She is also vice chair of the International Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.