Lucille D’Souza is Vice-President, Associate General Counsel, Strategy & Operations for RBC Law Group based in Toronto. The Strategy team provides legal support for IP, Marketing & Sponsorship, Canadian & U.S. Regulatory, Real Estate, Procurement and Strategy matters at RBC. The Operations team is responsible for external counsel relationships, innovation of RBC Law Group’s practices and technology, e-Discovery and business measurement & reporting.
Lucille was called to the Law Society of Ontario in 1998. Prior to joining RBC in November 2000, Lucille worked as an associate in the Toronto Business Law Group of a Canadian law firm providing advice on corporate and securities law matters.
Lucille then joined RBC’s Law Group. In past roles at RBC, Lucille was Head, Subsidiary Governance Office, a global centre of subsidiary governance excellence and expertise, with legal professionals in eight locations world-wide.
In her twenty+ years at RBC, Lucille has worked on many large M&A transactions and complex re-structuring projects that have resulted in the creation of a number of regulated bank subsidiaries in Canada and jurisdictions world-wide.
Lucille is the Chair of RBC’s Bank Act (Business Powers) Committee. From February 2010 until May 2013, Lucille co-chaired the Diversity Committee for RBC’s General Counsel Group. In recognition of her efforts to support diversity and inclusion, Lucille was awarded the 2011 Lexpert Zenith Award for diversity action by in-house legal departments. Lucille was also profiled in Amoi magazine as well as Women of Influence magazine. Lucille has participated in panel discussions regarding subsidiary governance, diversity and women.