Gord Kirke, CHL

Lawyer at Gordon Kirke Barrister and Solicitor in Toronto, Ont. … One of Canada's top sports lawyers and one of the pre-eminent sports and entertainment lawyers in the world ... Has been named by the Globe and Mail three times as one of Canada's 25 Most Important People in the sports industry … Has represented a number of NHL hockey players including Eric Lindros and Mike Modano … Has also represented the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, the CHL, OHL and dozens of other noted sports and entertainment celebrities and entities … Was retained by the Toronto Blue Jays to represent them in the Senator George Mitchell investigation into performance-enhancing drugs in baseball … Represented the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club in recruiting and signing Brian Burke as the President and General Manager … Was the first Canadian Director of the Sports Lawyers Association … Serves as Chair of the OHL’s MasterCard Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee

Source: CHL