Jim Mutter, In-House Counsel
Jim is the owner and founder of Whiteboard Law, a boutique business law firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financing, with a focus on emerging technology companies. He formerly served three years as president of the Premier’s Technology Council, where he advised Premier Christy Clark on current and future-facing technology-related issues facing British Columbians.
In 2017, Jim was recognized in Martindale-Hubbell as one of Canada’s top business lawyers, receiving a BV Peer Review rating. During his time at Fasken Martineau, Jim was influential in establishing and running one of Vancouver’s largest corporate technology law practices.
He is a co-founder of AppNeta, a network intelligence software company that has since relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, he has sat on the Board of Directors for nine organizations: QHR Technologies Inc., Pacific Carbon Trust, Vecima Networks (currently trading on the TSX), AppNeta, DigiBC, Quantum Works, Focus Foundation of BC, Vancouver Enterprise Forum, and the BC Chamber of Commerce.
A highly sought-after guest speaker and lecturer, Jim has also been a guest instructor for the Professional Legal Training Course for the Law Society of British Columbia and has been a contributing author for prior editions of the BC Company Law Practice Manual.