Billy Garton

General Counsel – Seaspan ULC

Billy joined Seaspan as General Counsel in October 2015, bringing with him over 25 years experience working for Seaspan’s legal partner Bull Housser. During that time, he worked on many important projects for Seaspan ranging from creosote remediation to playing a key role in the NSPS negotiations for the Umbrella Agreement along with the most recent negotiations regarding the OFSV contract and Tier 1 subcontract agreements.

Billy obtained his law degree from the University of Toronto Law School in 1989 and was also the Gold Medalist in the U of T Faculty of Forestry. In his spare time Billy is also an adjunct professor of law at the UBC Law School where he currently teaches Forest Law.

As General Counsel, Billy is responsible for providing leadership and direction for commercial contracting across Seaspan and for oversight of our external legal advisors.