Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: September 11, 2023 update

Seven law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: September 11, 2023 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.

Bennett Jones LLP

Vincent de Grandpré has joined the firm's intellectual property litigation team in Toronto. Grandpré is a partner specializing in intellectual property and commercial litigation. His practice encompasses pharmaceutical, biotechnology, technology and consumer products industries. Between 2000 and 2003, Grandpré practised as an intellectual property and commercial litigator at a leading New York firm.

Dipchand LLP

Dipchand has welcomed Harleen Khanijoun to the firm's intellectual property practice. Khanijoun is a registered patent and trademark agent.

Farris LLP

Farris has announced the appointment of B. Sunny Aujla as the firm's new partner in the solicitor group. Aujla practises mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, corporate or commercial law and commercial lending.

Fillmore Riley

Fillmore Riley has announced that the Manitoba government appointed the firm's executive chair, Jody Langhan, as King's Counsel in recognition of his numerous achievements and longstanding contributions to the legal profession and the community.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Henry Harris has joined the firm as a corporate and securities practice partner. Harris is a business lawyer specializing in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and international finance. Harris has also acted as general counsel to a diverse client base and has represented many leading tech companies in the Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area.

The firm has also welcomed as partner Marie Lussier, who is experienced in all branding and advertising law facets. She specializes in helping businesses acquire, manage, and defend their trademarks in Canada and abroad.

McMillan LLP

McMillan has welcomed the following new associates:

  • Adelaide Egan, Ottawa, advocacy and employment
  • Angela Ouma, Toronto, commercial real estate
  • Shaniel Lewis, Toronto, financial services
  • Srinidhi Akkur, Toronto, financial services
  • Zach Lechner-Sung, Toronto, capital markets & securities
  • Kiira Käärid, Toronto, capital markets & securities
  • Cole Singleton, Toronto, business law
  • Vaughan Rawes, Toronto, business law
  • Seema Sidhu, Toronto, regulatory
  • Rachel Wong, Toronto, advocacy and employment
  • Khaleed Mawji, Toronto, employment and labour relations
  • Eva Langrais, Montreal, advocacy and employment
  • Alexandre Brocherieux, Montreal, business law

Sotos Class Actions

The firm has welcomed Maria Arabella Robles as an associate working primarily with the firm's litigation and class action departments. Robles is a former summer and articling student at the firm. She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School last year and was recently admitted to the Ontario bar.

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