Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: May 1, 2023 update

Five law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: May 1, 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.

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, LLP

BD&P has announced that Prateek Gupta joined the firm's business law group. Gupta specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance, corporate finance, and start-up company financing.

"We are delighted to welcome Prateek to BD&P. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients' businesses to succeed by providing practical advice, and Prateek's distinctive blend of entrepreneurial experience, legal expertise and education adds even more exceptional young talent to our team" partner and business law group co-lead Ted Brown said.

Filmore Riley LLP

Hannah Humphries has joined Filmore Riley's business law practice as an associate. Humphries articled and served as associate legal counsel at a national independent investment fund management company in Toronto. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2021.

Goodmans LLP

The firm has welcomed Yaseen Manan as an associate in the firm's dispute resolution group. Manan specializes in the area of intellectual property.

MLT Aikins

Associate lawyer Stephanie Symonds-D'Arcey has joined MLT Aikin's Calgary office. She is experienced in corporate/commercial law, assisting clients across various industries, including renewable energy, oil and gas, agriculture and cannabis. She is also a board member of the Calgary chapter of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund.

Woods LLP

Woods partner Patrick Ouellet was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montréal. He joined Woods as an associate in 2002 and became a partner in 2006. He has worked with Woods for 21 years until his recent appointment with the bench. Ouellet's civil and commercial litigation practice covers corporate litigation, shareholder disputes, telecommunications, class actions, officer and director liability, and securities litigation.

Ouellet has taught civil evidence law at the École du Barreau du Québec and has regularly participated as a presenter in conferences dealing with different aspects of litigation. He was awarded the title of Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious litigators' organization in North America. He has also been actively involved as a volunteer with Accueil Bonneau, a charitable organization founded in 1877 that assists homeless people.


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