The namesake of the first named Professorship at Queen's Law, David Allgood has an outstanding reputation in the Canadian and global legal and business community for his expertise, integrity and innovative thought leadership. His contributions to the area of business law have been recognized through the establishment of The David Allgood Professorship in Business Law at Queen’s Law School, and David was awarded the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. David served on the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel from 2006-2015 and was the first Canadian Board Chair (October 2013-October 2014) in the organization’s more than 30-year history.

Prior to joining Dentons, David was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at RBC, a position he held from 2000 until April of this year. In this role as a dual senior legal and business advisor, David’s responsibilities included providing strategic advice and counsel to RBC Executive Management and its Board of Directors on legal and reputational issues, and management of the General Counsel Group comprising 190 lawyers and professionals located in 15 countries. He was also a member of RBC’s Ethics and Compliance and Reputational Risk Oversight Committees. Prior to joining RBC, David was a well-recognized corporate tax lawyer at a national firm in Toronto.

David will be working closely with our clients and internal teams across Canada and around the world.