Jennifer Agnew

Jennifer is a lawyer at BMKP Law practicing in all aspects of pension, benefits and executive compensation law.

Jennifer advises both public and private sector employers and plan administrators on all matters related to pension and benefit plans including plan design, administration, governance, investment and compliance with minimum standards legislation and regulatory policy. She also has a depth of experience with issues relating to the purchase and sale of a business, insolvencies and other corporate restructuring. She is also experienced in advising plan administrators on the valuation and division of pension benefits upon spousal breakdown and benefit entitlements upon the death of a plan member.  Jennifer has worked with all types of pension plans in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions, including multi-employer and jointly sponsored pension plans.

Jennifer speaks regularly at pension and benefits conferences and at retirement committee meetings. She also has experience representing employers in pension and benefits-related advocacy, including collective agreement negotiations and proceedings before the Ontario Financial Services Tribunal.

Prior to joining BMKP Law, Jennifer practiced in the pension and benefit groups at two large Canadian law firms. She also worked in-house as a policy and legal advisor to one of Canada’s largest public sector pension plans.

Associations & Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association | Member, Pension and Benefits Law Section
  • Ontario Bar Association | Member, Pension and Benefits Law Section
  • Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) | Member
  • Law Society of Ontario | Member
  • Technical Advisory Committee for Missing Members in the Pension Sector | Member

Education

  • J.D., University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto (with High Distinction)

Publications & Presentations

  • CPBI’s Canadian Pension Certificate Program - Fall 2021, October 27, 2021
  • Pensions Law in Unprecedented Times: COVID-19-related relief for pension plan sponsors and administrators, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association, Pensions & Benefits Law Program Presentation April 24, 2020