Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: June 10 update

Firms making moves included Cavalluzzo, Davies, Dentons and Gowling WLG

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: June 10 update

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

Cavalluzzo LLP

The Toronto-based firm welcomes Cynthia Crysler as partner and as leader of its pensions and benefits practice. Crysler has worked exclusively in the field of pensions and benefits for nearly 25 years.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

The firm has announced Sarbjit Basra as the new Toronto managing partner. Basra has served as partner at the firm since 1996 and has served on the firm’s management committee since 2012.

Called to the Ontario bar in 1994, Basra focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities and private equity, hedge funds and venture capital.

Shawn McReynolds, former Toronto managing partner, is staying on as a partner at the firm.

Dentons Canada LLP

The firm has announced that Karen Martin, Vancouver-based partner, has been elected president of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. Martin has served as a fellow of the college since 2009 and has served on the executive of the college since 2017.

Admitted to the B.C. bar in 1985 and to the Yukon bar in 2011, Martin is a member of the firm’s construction group and litigation and dispute resolution group. Martin also sits on the firm’s Canada Region Board and Global Board.

John Sandrelli, Vancouver managing partner, called Martin “a natural mentor to the next generation of construction lawyers” and “a committed advocate for the professional development of the legal sector.”

The firm has also congratulated Rose Carter, Edmonton-based health law counsel, on being appointed as an adjunct member of the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre.

Gowling WLG

Patrick Mousset has joined as a partner in the firm’s Paris office.

Admitted to the Montreal bar in 1997 and to the Paris bar in 2009, Mousset focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Mousset supports clients in setting up, building up and wrapping up their operations and in structuring investments and divestments.

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