Woods welcomes former SCC judge Clément Gascon as senior counsel

Gascon's experience includes 20 years in private practice and 17 years in the Canadian judiciary

Woods welcomes former SCC judge Clément Gascon as senior counsel

Retired Supreme Court of Canada justice Clément Gascon has joined Woods s.e.n.c.r.l. in Montreal.

Gascon, who joins the firm as senior counsel, said, “At Woods, I will benefit from an ideal platform from which to practice arbitration both domestically and internationally. I will also be able to help strengthen the firm’s expertise in insolvency and restructuring, and to act as well as strategic advisor in commercial litigation cases.”

Gascon obtained his law degree from McGill University and was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1982. He spent the next two decades in private practice, venturing into the areas of civil and commercial litigation and labour law.

In 2002, Gascon was appointed to the Quebec Superior Court, while in 2012, he was appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal. He then joined the Supreme Court of Canada in 2014, where he spent five years as a judge.

“He brings almost four decades of expertise in private practice and in the judiciary, a definite asset for our team and clients,” said Caroline Biron, the firm’s managing partner, in the news release welcoming Gascon to the firm.

Aside from his work as a legal practitioner and judge, he also has teaching experience, having taught at McGill University, Ottawa University, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Quebec Bar School. The subjects he has taught include business law, labour law and construction law.

Gascon also holds memberships in the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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