Snell & Wilmer Attorney David McFarlane Elected as the 2011 President of the Canadian American Bar Association

(November 11, 2010) –  Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. is pleased to announce that attorney David McFarlane has been elected the 2011 president of the Canadian American Bar Association (CABA). CABA is an association of U.S. lawyers  with strong ties to Canada. All of its members are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and/or graduates  of a Canadian university or law school.

“CABA reflects a connection unique in the world –  The close union of two nations with shared legal, cultural and economic histories,” said McFarlane. “While CABA’s history has been brief, our organization has grown quickly in membership, made its first annual award and held a law student essay competition, among other things. I am very excited to help the organization grow as their president.”

McFarlane joined Snell & Wilmer in September of this year to help expand the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice in employee benefits, executive compensation and human resources law.  He has worked in these areas, in the United States and Canada, for more than two decades assisting many national and international high-profile clients with their employee benefits and executive compensation issues in corporate transactions, plan administration, regulatory compliance and bankruptcy.

He was a partner at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto before joining Skadden Arps in Los Angeles in 1998. He has also previously clerked for a Judge  in Ottawa, written two legal books in Canada and worked in politics on both sides of the border.

McFarlane earned his B.A. in Political Science from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Windsor Law School, Ontario, Canada, cum laude. About Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.   Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service  business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit


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