Carla Swansburg

Carla Swansburg is the Vice President and General Manager (Canada & Latin America) with Epiq Global. She leads Epiq’s business and operations in Canada and is leading the development of the business in Latin America. Epiq provides managed legal services including eDiscovery, business process outsourcing, legal operations, class action settlement administration and other support through its offices worldwide. Epiq is the largest global provider of eDiscovery services and a leader in the alternative legal services provider market.

Carla previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer for a large national law firm. Prior to that, she was a commercial litigator in private practice and then at one of Canada’s largest banks. Carla’s experience includes leading transformation and innovation projects, overseeing the implementation of emerging legal technologies in practice, and building high performing teams in new markets and services. Carla speaks regularly on topics relating to legal service delivery and technology. She has a B.A. in Theatre Studies (1989) and LLB/JD from Dalhousie University (1993), and an MBA from Rotman/University of Toronto (2018) where she graduated as a Bregman Scholar. She is passionate about supporting local businesses, mentoring legal technology start-ups and connecting people to great opportunities.

Carla grew up in the Annapolis Valley, and recently moved back home to Nova Scotia with her family, including two daughters (one currently at Dalhousie University and one at home), her husband Shane and their two big rescue dogs.


Patio Lanterns Festival

The Patio Lanterns Festival will bring musical activity and live performances to patios, streets, and indoor or outdoor public spaces across the province throughout the summer and fall months.

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Join our Team - Marketing & Communications Officer

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are…

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New Vice President, Planning and Development

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to welcome its new Vice President, Planning and Development Tanya Davis.  Tanya is a skilled leader and city builder who excels at bridging the gap between planning and engineering and bringing teams together to deliver…

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New Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee-Call for Applicants

Calling on applicants. Develop Nova Scotia, Events East, Innovacorp, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Tourism Nova Scotia are seeking Nova Scotians with lived and learned accessibility experience to join a new Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee. Working together with members from each corporation, the Crown Accessibility Advisory…

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Exploring Georges Island - 2021 Season

Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time in generations, visitors now have an opportunity to connect with Atlantic Canada’s rich and complex history. Georges Island…

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Lunenburg's Working Waterfront - Projects and Progress

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual 17th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Association Symposium on June 24/21.  With community and project updates from the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia, attendees also heard from guest speaker Inbal Newman – Picton…

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Province Invests in Revitalizing Sydney's Downtown Core

A $3 million investment to revitalize Sydney's downtown core to help support local businesses and attract new investment in the heart of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

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Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove: Develop Nova Scotia to operate new provincial properties for 2021-22 season

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to share that our team has been tasked with operating new and renovated provincially-owned assets and infrastructure in Peggy’s Cove for the 2021-22 season.

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Heritage Recognition Award - Big Boat Shed

The Town of Lunenburg has established an annual Heritage Recognition Awards Program that recognizes and shows appreciation to property owners and developers on a job well done. Restoration work on important buildings and infrastructure continues to keep our communities thriving…

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Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

The Town of Pictou is partnering with Develop Nova Scotia to find a qualified consultant to undertake a master plan for Pictou’s Waterfront. The plan will position the waterfront as a destination for Pictonians and visitors; to ensure that the waterfront…

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