Andrew Penhale

Lawyer, Partner


English, French





Andrew Penhale is a partner and the former CEO of RSS. 

Andrew is recognized by his peers for his leadership, his capacity to foster unity, and his business acumen. He also has extensive knowledge of legal mechanisms, having been a litigator with our Insurance Law Group for several years. At that time, he mainly worked on malpractice cases involving lawyers and notaries, but also took on other types of insurance files.

Andrew left the firm for five years to head the Claims Department of the Quebec Bar’s Professional Liability Insurance Fund. Cases handled by the Fund under his direction have contributed to shaping the domain of professional responsibility in Quebec as we know it today.

With his experience of managing the Fund’s team of professionals, as well as his business administration education, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RSS upon his return to the firm in 2020 until 2023.


Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada directory under Professional Malpractice Law (2022–present)


Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation

Published papers

Our Approach to COVID-19

16 March 2020

At RSS, protecting the health and safety of our employees and their families, of our business partners and of our customers is our highest priority, which is why we constantly monitor the information and recommendations made by our governments and the World Health Organization. Accordingly, we have put in place a business continuity plan to […]

Publications and Conferences

  • As the CEO of RSS, Andrew encourages continuing education within the firm, and leads workshops on Legal Project Management.
  • While he was with the Quebec Bar’s Professional Liability Insurance Fund, Andrew gave numerous presentations before groups of lawyers:
    • “The Relationship Between Lawyers and Insurers: Client Expectations and Medium-Term Tendencies” (2016)
    • “Professional Liability: Adapting to Change” (2016)
    • “A Lawyer’s Challenge: Dealing With Difficult People” (September 2016)
    • “Securing the Future of Your Practice: A Major Challenge” (2015)
    • “Cybercrime: Beware of the Vultures” (2015)
    • “Averting Errors: A Responsible Practice” (2012)
    • “Living and Doing Business Abroad” (July 2012)
    • “Different Jurisdictions, Different Rules, but the Same Liabilities” (June 2012)
    • “Protecting the In-House Counsel” (June 2012)


The Stakes and Challenges of “Value-Creating Governance®”

HEC Montréal School of Management


Certification in Leadership and Management

Institut de leadership en gestion


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Université de Sherbrooke


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Major in Accounting

Bishop’s University


Call to Bar