Rapid-Fire Round with Patrick Brousseau

  • March 16, 2021
  • Lynne Yryku

Rapid-Fire Round with Patrick Brousseau

Are you excited about the idea of going to the CCCA’s National Conference on April 22, but feeling a bit hesitant because it is virtual and you won’t know anyone? Are you keen to meet other in-house counsel, but not really sure how to go about it? We are launching this “Rapid-Fire Round” series to help.

Here you can “meet” a CCCA Executive Committee member who will be at the Conference. Then if you have questions about them and their work with the CCCA at the national or local level, feel free to message them through the Conference platform.


patrick brousseau the canadian bar associationPatrick Brousseau

Legal Counsel at Emera Energy / CCCA Nova Scotia Branch Representative
Halifax, NS


1. Who is your hero?

Good question—it usually depends on the day! Right now, my wife for everything she does for us.

2. What do you like most about your career?

Getting to work so closely with commercial and business teams on exciting projects.

3. What makes you laugh?

Sitcom classics (Frasier, Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, etc.).

4. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?

House renovations and sports primarily (like tennis, golf and baseball).

5. How would your friends describe you?

Friendly and easy to talk to, maybe a little on the quiet side until you get to know me.

6. What three books do you consider critical reading for an in-house counsel?

  • A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting by Kenneth Adams

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher

  • Anything by Neil Gaiman (because work-life balance)

7. What is the one thing you wish you had known before becoming in-house counsel?

How much better the coffee is!

8. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Allow yourself to make mistakes in the service of doing something different or better, as long as you learn from them.


Register for Conference now and meet hundreds of great members like Patrick!


Lynne Yryku is the Executive Editor of The In-House Edition.