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Eric L. Sherbine

General Counsel, Canada

Eric Sherbine is an experienced compliance lawyer with a background in law firm risk management, legal ethics, professional ‎responsibility and conflicts of interest‎. His role involves identifying and resolving potential conflicts of interest and related compliance issues domestically and internationally, including giving legal advice on whether new retainers can be accepted in the context of existing clients, regulatory rules, and firm policies. In addition, he has extensive experience in, and has been a guest speaker on, legal research.

Prior to moving to Canada, he practiced as a labour and employment lawyer with DLA Piper in the United States.

Before entering law, Eric worked for over ten years in the software industry in a number of different roles, including project manager, business analyst, engineer and trainer, in a variety of different industries, including telecommunications, insurance, banking, manufacturing, and aviation.

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2013Maryland, 2007
  • English
  • JD, University of Maryland, 2007‎

Publications and media

  • "Canada's Highest Court Rules on Employee Privacy Rights over Work Computer", Focus on Employment and Labour, October 2012
  • “Severance Agreements: Recent Guidance Regarding Waiver of Discrimination Claims,” Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, Maryland State Bar Association (Winter 2008).
  • “From Concert Hall to Coffee Table: ‘What a long strange trip it’s been,’” Business Law Today (March/April 2007).
  • “Does Cutter v. Wilkinson Change the Analysis of Mandated DUI Treatment Programs?: A Critical Response,” University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class (Spring 2006) (cited with approval by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Inouye v. Kemna, 504 F.3d 705, 714 n.11 (Oct. 3, 2007)).


  • ‎“Handling American Research Sources”, OnPoint Legal Research Course, Vancouver, BC, November 28, ‎‎2013‎

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association