Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules
September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA
Denis E. Henry
Vice-President, Regulatory Law
Mr. Henry attended Montreal's Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) as a scholarship student and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Commerce in marketing. In 1971 he joined Bell and worked in various management capacities until 1973. In 1973, Mr. Henry returned to study law at the University of Ottawa and graduated with an LLB in 1976. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1978 and for the next 2 years he worked for an Ottawa law firm, before rejoining Bell in February 1980 as counsel in the Law Department. In 1984 he was named General Solicitor. Mr. Henry left Bell in January 1992 to join BCE as Assistant General Counsel and later that year moved over to BCE Telecom International as Chief International Counsel. In January, 1993 Mr. Henry returned to Bell and was appointed to his current position of Vice-President, Regulatory Law. At the same time, he was also appointed General Counsel for Stentor Resource Centre Inc., an organization which was made up of Canada's major telephone companies. Mr. Henry is responsible at Bell Canada for telecommunications and broadcasting regulatory law generally, as well as other administrative law matters (e.g., Copyright Board). He is also responsible for public policy, law, and regulatory matters associated with the internet and e-commerce. He currently represents Bell Canada on the Internet Law and Policy Forum (an international organization dedicated to promoting the global growth of e-commerce through a better understanding of the legal and policy issues associated with the internet) and its executive committee. He is also Bell Canada's representative on the Board of the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP). He also has represented Bell Canada and its alliance partners in a variety of major CRTC regulatory proceedings, including the Regulatory Framework proceeding, the Split Rate Base proceeding, and the Price Caps proceeding. Mr. Henry has lectured at various industry conferences.