Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: June 24, 2024 update

Six law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: June 24, 2024 update


Welcome to this week’s roundup of movements among major law firms, in which we sum up significant hires, promotions, departures, and other announcements.

Fillmore Riley LLP

Fillmore Riley has welcomed Rhiannon Swan and Samantha Harvey as associates. Swan will practise primarily civil litigation, while Harvey will practise corporate and commercial law.

Gowling WLG

Asim Iqbal has joined Gowling WLG as a partner in the firm’s corporate restructuring, insolvency and advisory group. Based in the Toronto office, Iqbal is experienced in restructuring and insolvency law. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2012, Iqbal advised distressed corporations on formal and informal restructuring and special situations, particularly in cross-border contexts. His practice spans all aspects of insolvency law and corporate restructuring.


The firm has welcomed corporate law expert Paul Martel. He was a law professor for over 25 years and has contributed to most major corporate law journals, including La Revue du Barreau du Québec. Martel regularly advises government authorities on major legislative changes, including those to the Civil Code of Québec, Quebec’s Companies Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act and the act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises. He has also acted as a consultant to the Minister of Finance of Quebec in developing and drafting the new Business Corporations Act and to the Agence du Revenu du Québec in updating the Quebec Enterprise Register.

“Paul Martel has authored several landmark legal works on corporate law, and his outstanding track record and extensive expertise in the legal and business industries of Quebec, Canada and the United States will further strengthen the quality of Lavery’s services in this area of practice,” said René Branchaud, head of practice of Lavery’s business law group.


Matthew Badrov has recently joined Littler in Toronto. Badrov advises clients on a wide range of workplace issues, including hiring, policy development, labour relations, grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, and misclassification risk.

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

McCarthy Tétrault has welcomed back Selina Lee-Andersen as a partner in the national business law group. Lee-Andersen specializes in environmental, Aboriginal, regulatory and climate change law across key sectors, including mining, oil and gas, renewable energy and emerging technologies, electricity, infrastructure, and transportation.

As a former in-house counsel to an international professional services and project management company, Lee-Andersen has cross-over expertise within both the public and private sectors.

“Selina’s unique skill set will be greatly appreciated by clients looking for innovative, forward-thinking compliance strategies and project structures,” said Éric Gosselin, national practice group leader, business law group.

McMillan LLP

Alexandra Levine has recently joined McMillian’s Vancouver office as an associate.

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