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Miranda Lam, K.C.

Board Chair

Miranda is the Chief Legal Officer & Vice President, Business Development at Acuitas Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company that works with partners to advance nucleic acid therapeutics to address unmet clinical needs based on its globally recognized capabilities in delivery technology.

Formerly an equity partner in the litigation group at the national law firm, McCarthy Tetrault, Miranda has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the area of General Commercial Litigation in independent publications such as Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. In 2019, market research firm Acritas identified Miranda as a “Stand-out Lawyer”. In 2018, she was named to Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 List of the City’s Most Influential People. She has been identified as a Leading Lawyer under 40 by Lexpert (2017), “Best 40 Under 40” Lawyer by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2015), and was the recipient of the Association of Women in Finance 2014 PEAK Women in Finance “Rising Star” Award. In 2013, she was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40”. In 2023, Miranda was recognized by YWCA Vancouver as a Woman of Distinction in the “Business & Professions” category.

Miranda is a frequent speaker on corporate governance issues, investigations, and dispute resolution processes, as well as diversity and inclusion and served as McCarthy Tetrault’s first National Chair of its Gender Equality Action Group. She has also served as faculty for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, The Directors’ College and for The Advocates Society, and as an adjunct professor on corporate law topics at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law.

In addition to serving on the board of the BC Cancer Foundation, Miranda is currently the co-Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia and a director of the boards of directors of UBC Properties Trust and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. She has previously served on a number of community boards, including as chair of the boards of the Vancouver Foundation, the largest community foundation in Canada, the UBC Alumni Association and Vantage Point. She has also served on the boards of the United Way of the Lower Mainland and Imagine Canada.