Paul Jonathan Saguil is an award-winning lawyer and local community leader. He has a long record of civic engagement and championing inclusion.
He is currently the Deputy Head of TD Bank Group's Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption Program as part of the Global Anti-Money Laundering Department. There, he works on the frontline against financial crimes. At TD Bank Group, Paul leads sanctions and corruption efforts that target child pornographers, human traffickers and war criminals.
He previously occupied various senior roles at TD including Senior Counsel in TD's Legal Department, managing complex litigation, disputes, and investigations in Canada and internationally. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, and all levels of court and various regulatory bodies in Ontario. Before being called to the Bar in 2008, he served as a judicial clerk to the Federal Court.
He serves on several boards including the Ontario Justice Education Network, and Start Proud, which he previously chaired. Paul also chaired the Law Society of Ontario Equity Advisory Group, and the Ontario Bar Association's Equality Committee. He has also served as a director of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers and Community One Foundation. In 2016, he was recognized by Canadian Business Magazine as a Change Agent.
Paul received his Hons. B.A. (Philosophy) from York University in 2004 and LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007. He has taught internationally-trained lawyers at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and has been recognized by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, and other institutions for his professional excellence and leadership in the community. After advocating for many years to make the justice sector and federal judiciary more inclusive, the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, appointed Paul to be a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee for the Greater Toronto Area in 2019.
His family moved from the Philippines in 1991, settling in Brampton when they arrived in Canada. When he's not busy advocating for the causes he is passionate about, he enjoys yoga, bike-riding, traveling, kayaking, scuba diving, and other outdoor activities. He earned his brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has competed in tournaments locally and in the U.S.