Frederica Wilson Bio

Frederica Wilson is the Executive Director, Policy and Public Affairs and Deputy CEO of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the national coordinating body of the country’s 14 provincial and territorial law societies.

Frederica’s responsibilities include managing the Federation’s work on public policy issues of importance to the regulators of the legal profession, including those related to legal ethics, lawyer mobility, solicitor-client privilege, and anti-money laundering. She has also taught Legal Ethics and Professional Regulation at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. Frederica is the co-chair of the Federation’s Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Working Group and also co-chairs the Federation of Law Societies of Canada – Government of Canada Working Group on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Prior to joining the Federation in 2007, Frederica was a Senior Research Officer with the Law Commission of Canada with responsibility for major law reform projects on Indigenous Legal Traditions and Vulnerable Workers. She began her legal career in private practice, first as a criminal defence lawyer then as partner in a firm specializing in labour, human rights and employment law.

Frederica has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 1993.