A huge thank you to the judges for the 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars Awards!

Panel of 39 esteemed private practice leaders and in-house lawyers took the time to award excellence

A huge thank you to the judges for the 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars Awards!

On behalf of Lexpert, we would like to thank our external advisory panel, comprised of the following esteemed private practice and in-house counsel leaders, who dedicated their time to selecting and awarding excellence:

Maneli Badii
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Tyr LLP

Sarbjit Basra
Managing Partner
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Dahlia Bateman
General Counsel, Legal Services & Fair Practices Office
Wilfrid Laurier University

Stephen Beney
Managing Partner
Bereskin & Parr LLP

Jennifer Biernaskie
Partner
McLennan Ross LLP

Matthew W. Cockburn
Managing Partner
Torys LLP

Jeffrey Cohen
Managing Partner
Torkin Manes LLP

George Cooper, KC
Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Cox & Palmer

John Clifford
COO and Partner
McMillan LLP

Jo-Anne Demers
Partner
Clyde & Co

Peter Feldberg
Firm Managing Partner
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Paul Fruitman
Partner
Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

Tim Haney
Canada Chief Executive Officer
Dentons Canada LLP

Collin K. Hirschfeld, KC
Partner and Chair- Executive Committee
McKercher LLP

Charles Hurdon
Managing Partner – Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Gillian Hnatiw
Principal
Gillian Hnatiw & Co

Monique Jilesen
Managing Partner
Lenczner Slaght

Warren Katz
Managing Partner, Montreal Office
Stikeman Elliott LLP

Kevin J. Kiley
Managing Partner
McInnes Cooper

Jeffrey Jay Kay KC
Managing Partner
Farris LLP

Dale H. Lastman, C.M.
Chair
Goodmans LLP

Dave Leonard
Chief Executive Officer, Partner, Toronto
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Vaughn MacLellan
Toronto Office Managing Partner
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Hugh L. MacKinnon KC
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bennett Jones LLP

Steve McKersie
Chief Executive Officer
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

John G. Murphy
National Managing Partner & CEO
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Nora Osbaldeston
Ontario Regional Managing Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

Sophie Perreault
Chair of the Board of Directors
Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Leola Pon
General Counsel- Executive Officer, Legal Services
Toronto District School Board

Clifford G. Proudfoot, KC
Managing Partner
Lawson Lundell LLP

Sylvia Samuel
Senior Enforcement Counsel
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

Bryson A. Stokes
National Managing Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Kristin Taylor
Managing Partner
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Brian Thiessen, KC
Managing Partner, Calgary
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Sharon Vogel
Partner
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel

Kashif Zaman
Vice President, Legal Department
TD Bank Group

Cynthia Kuehl
Partner, Chair of Firm
Lerners LLP

James Kosa
Partner
WeirFoulds LLP

Lorne O’Reilly, KC
Lead Counsel
Dow Canada

The whole Lexpert team wants to thank everyone who attended, sponsored, and supported the virtual event, and offer a huge congratulations to our 81 winners of the 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars.

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