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Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: Jan. 11 update

Firms making announcements include Cassels, Clark Wilson, Davies, DLA Piper, Farris, Fasken, Osler

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: Jan. 11 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.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Seven new partners joined the firm:

  • Marisa Coggin (Toronto) —insurance and reinsurance
  • Corinne Grigoriu (Calgary) — taxation
  • Stephen Henderson (Toronto) — business law
  • Chris Selby (Toronto) — litigation
  • Kyle Simpson (Toronto) — business law
  • Stephanie Voudouris (Toronto) — litigation
  • Bryan Woodman (Toronto) — banking and specialty finance

Clark Wilson LLP

The Vancouver-based firm welcomed two new partners:

  • James Cudmore — family law
  • Michael Scott — estate and trusts law, elder law, charities and not-for-profits

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Seann McAleese, a new partner with a pensions, employment and executive compensation practice, joined the firm’s Toronto office.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

The firm welcomed its new Edmonton-based partner, Jerritt R. Pawlyk, who has a restructuring and insolvency practice.

Farris LLP

Yun Li-Reilly is a new partner in the firm’s litigation and family departments in the Vancouver office.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

In Canada, 21 associates were promoted to partner:

  • Amélie Béliveau (Montreal) — intellectual property
  • Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger (Montreal) — labour, employment and human rights
  • Cristel Chabot-Lapointe (Montreal) — corporate commercial
  • Eric Clavier (Vancouver) — litigation and dispute resolution
  • Perry Feldman (Calgary) — securities, mergers and acquisitions
  • Christopher Ferguson (Toronto) — technology, media and telecommunications
  • Valérie Gareau-Dalpé (Montreal) — labour, employment and human rights
  • Andrew House (Ottawa, Toronto) — government relations and political law
  • Christelle Leblanc (Quebec City) — labour, employment and human rights
  • Taisha Lewis (Toronto) — securities, mergers and acquisitions
  • Geoff Pedlow (Vancouver) — technology
  • Pascal Provost (Quebec City) — real estate
  • Allison Sears (Calgary) — global energy group
  • Nicole Singh (Toronto) — labour, employment and human rights
  • Laura Smith (Vancouver) — real estate
  • Gabriel Stern (Toronto) — technology, media and telecommunications
  • Guillaume Synnott (Montreal) — corporate commercial
  • Jean-Philippe Therriault (Montreal) — energy and environmental law
  • Elyse Velagic (Toronto) — securities, mergers and acquisitions
  • Adrian Wan (Vancouver) — corporate commercial, mergers and acquisitions
  • Andrew Woodhouse (Vancouver) — labour, employment and human rights

Field Law

The firm has five new partners:

  • Anthony Burden (Calgary) — construction, general litigation and insurance
  • Jason Kully (Edmonton) — professional regulation and labour and employment
  • Lisa Statt Foy (Calgary) — estate planning, estate administration, trusts and intellectual property
  • Britt Tetz (Edmonton) — corporate, commercial and real estate law
  • Matthew Turzansky (Edmonton) — general litigation, wills and estates, construction law and pension law and administration

Gluckstein Lawyers

Last year, the firm entered into three strategic partnerships to expand its work in Ontario. The firm added Richard Halpern, who is experienced in handling birth injury cases. The firm then partnered with Derek Nicholson to form Nicholson Gluckstein. Lastly, the firm teamed up with Steve Rastin to establish Rastin Gluckstein, which will serve clients in central Ontario.

Goodmans LLP

The Toronto-based firm announced three new partners:

  • Tyler D'Angelo — commercial real estate
  • Brandon Hoffman— corporate and securities law
  • Michael Wilson — litigation and arbitration with a focus on corporate, commercial, administrative law and regulatory matters

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Eighteen new partners joined the firm:

  • Kennedy Bear Robe (Vancouver) — Indigenous law
  • Will Boyer (Ottawa) — patent litigation
  • Jacob Cawker (Toronto) — securities and corporate law
  • Aaron Christoff (Vancouver) — Aboriginal and treaty rights and governance
  • Chris Colonval (Vancouver) — financial institutions and services
  • Jill Dunn (Vancouver) — corporate and securities law
  • Kenneth Howe (Vancouver) — real estate
  • Amy-Lynn Kosick (Calgary) — labour and employment law
  • Jessie Larter (Calgary) — medical defence and commercial litigation
  • Marek Lorenc (Toronto) — corporate, securities and governance matters
  • Mary-Pier Marcheterre (Montreal) — civil, commercial and construction litigation
  • Eric Rockefeller (Hamilton) — financial institutions and services
  • Sahil Shoor (Toronto) — litigation and dispute resolution
  • Maya Stano (Vancouver) — natural resource, environmental and Indigenous law
  • Kirsty Strong (Toronto) — real estate
  • Angéline Therrien-Lapointe (Montreal) — Indigenous law
  • Matthijs van Gaalen (Hamilton) — financial institutions and services
  • Corey Willard (Ottawa) — litigation

Harper Grey LLP

The Vancouver-based firm welcomed three new partners:

  • Owais Ahmed — securities regulation and litigation
  • Drew Lawrenson — business law, First Nations law
  • Daniel Reid — insurance law, health law, defamation, privacy and media law

Lawson Lundell LLP

The firm has added four new Vancouver-based partners:

  • Michael Li — corporate and securities law
  • Anna Paczkowski — litigation and dispute resolution
  • Andrew Robertson — mergers and acquisitions, business and commercial law, corporate finance and securities
  • Julia Winters — business law

Lerners LLP

The Ontario-based firm is joined by six new partners:

  • Danielle Douek — health law, plaintiff personal injury, insurance defence, education law
  • Danielle Gauvreau — insurance defence
  • Andrew Hentz — real estate and land development law
  • Alex Sharpe — insurance defence, health law, professional regulation, class actions
  • Rebecca Shoom — commercial litigation, arbitration, appellate advocacy
  • Cale Sutherland — plaintiff personal injury law, health law

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

The firm added three new partners to its business law group in Calgary: Alyson Goldman, Brad Squibb and Jessica Brown.

MLT Aikins LLP

The firm welcomed 15 new partners:

  • Milad Alishahi (Regina) — commercial litigation and construction litigation
  • Samer Awadh (Regina) — corporate/commercial law
  • Eric Buettner (Winnipeg) — corporate/commercial law
  • Lincoln Crooks (Saskatoon) — corporate/commercial law
  • Erin Eccleston (Saskatoon) — commercial law
  • Sonia Eggerman (Regina) — Aboriginal law
  • Chris Hahn (Calgary) — commercial law
  • Amyn Lalji (Vancouver) — Aboriginal law
  • Kristen MacDonald (Saskatoon) — commercial litigation
  • Brent Matkowski (Saskatoon) — labour and employment law
  • Alexandre Mireault (Winnipeg) — litigation
  • Paul Olfert (Saskatoon) — insolvency and restructuring
  • James Rose (Regina) — commercial litigation
  • Marc Unger (Winnipeg) — corporate/commercial law
  • Celia Valel (Winnipeg) — taxation

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

In Canada, the firm promoted 11 lawyers to partner:

  • Heather Cameron (Ottawa) — employment and labor
  • Kate Findlay (Toronto) — litigation and disputes
  • Jennifer Hodgins (Toronto) — employment and labor
  • Renée Loiselle (Montreal) — corporate, M&A and securities
  • Kaitlin Long (Calgary) — litigation and disputes
  • Michael Manhas (Vancouver) — litigation and disputes
  • Laila Paszti (Toronto) — corporate, M&A and securities/data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Noah Schein (Toronto) — banking and finance
  • Aaron Stephenson (Calgary) — bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency/litigation and disputes
  • Liza Volpiana (Vancouver) — real estate
  • Rowan Weaver (Toronto) — corporate, M&A and securities

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The firm named Brian Thiessen managing partner of its Calgary office. Thiessen focuses his practice on the managerial aspect of employment and labour matters and on privacy matters.

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Paul Davis joined the Ontario-based firm as a partner whose practice focuses on class actions, wherein he represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and on commercial litigation.

Pallett Valo LLP

The firm, which is based in Ontario’s Peel Region, welcomed Scott Price, a partner whose practice includes estate litigation, construction law and commercial litigation.

Rogerson Law Group

Norman MacDonald has joined the litigation practice of the Toronto-based firm. MacDonald, who previously served as senior Crown counsel and as acting solicitor-general for the Government of Bermuda, has litigation and dispute resolution experience in a broad range of civil and criminal matters.

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

The firm, which has offices in Vancouver and in Toronto, announced two new partners:

Stewart McKelvey

The firm has appointed three new managing partners:

  • Tauna Staniland (St. John’s) — corporate commercial law
  • Murray Murphy (Charlottetown) — labour, employment and human rights law
  • Nicholas Russon (Fredericton) — construction, corporate formation/reorganization, commercial transactions/agreements

Lara Greenough joined the firm’s Fredericton office as a partner whose practice centres on administrative, commercial, civil and employment law.

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

The Toronto-based firm welcomed Scott McGrath, a new partner whose litigation practice covers complex corporate and commercial matters, director and officer liability, competition, class actions and bankruptcy and insolvency.

Torkin Manes LLP

The Toronto-based firm has five new partners:

  • Christine Ashbourne — family law
  • Hunter Forman — business law and cannabis law
  • Daniel Katzin — business law and corporate finance
  • Kayla Kwinter — construction law and litigation
  • Adrian Myers — business law, M&A and private equity

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