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Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: week of Jan. 17

Firms making moves included Baker & McKenzie, Bereskin & Parr, BLG, Dickinson Wright and Langlois

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions and departures: week of Jan. 17

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

Baker & McKenzie LLP

The firm has two new partners in Canada:

  • Stephanie Dewey (Toronto) – tax
  • Yana Ermak (Toronto) – international commercial

Bereskin & Parr LLP

The firm has announced that Stephen Beney is the new managing partner. He is also the new chairman of the executive committee.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The firm has announced the appointment of twelve national business leaders, who will be focusing on the following practice areas:

  • Kent Kufeldt (Vancouver and Calgary) – securities and capital markets
  • Subrata Bhattacharjee (Toronto) – corporate commercial
  • Claudine Millette (Montreal) – financial services
  • Jason Howg (Calgary) – intellectual property
  • David Longcroft (Vancouver) – commercial real estate
  • Craig Webster (Toronto) – tax
  • Mathieu Piché-Messier (Montreal) – commercial litigation
  • Patricia Morrison (Calgary) – construction
  • Pitman Patterson (Toronto) – environmental, municipal, expropriation and regulatory
  • Kate Crawford (Toronto) – health
  • Graham Walker (Vancouver) – insurance and tort liability
  • André Royer (Montreal) – labour and employment

Cox & Palmer

The firm has announced that Robin Aitken is managing partner of the Prince Edward Island offices.

Dickinson Wright LLP

The firm has three new partners in Canada:

  • Philip Aubry (Toronto) – business law
  • Tracy Bergeron (Toronto) – labour and employment
  • Sahar Cadili (Toronto) – commercial and business litigation

Langlois lawyers, LLP

The firm has four new partners:

  • Daniel Baum (Montreal) – civil and commercial litigation
  • Sandra Desjardins (Montreal) – civil and commercial litigation
  • Jessica Syms (Montreal) – civil and commercial litigation
  • Vincent Tremblay (Quebec) – business law

McInnes Cooper

The firm has four new partners:

  • Jeffery Callaghan (Fredericton) – corporate and business law, Indigenous law, real estate
  • Danielle Daigle (Halifax) – corporate and business law, corporate finance, securities, corporate governance
  • Sarah McInnes (Halifax) – immigration, labour and employment
  • Michael Murphy (Halifax) – labour and employment, human rights

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

The firm has announced that Kieran Siddall is managing partner of the Vancouver office.

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

The Toronto-based firm has two new partners:

  • Ren Bucholz – commercial litigation
  • Denise Cooney – civil litigation

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

The firm has three new partners:

  • Jesse Gardner (Toronto) – construction and infrastructure law
  • James Little (Toronto) – construction and infrastructure law
  • Peter Wardle (Toronto) – commercial and business litigation

Smart & Biggar

The firm has announced that Matthew Zischka is the new managing partner. He is also the new chairman of the executive committee.

Stewart McKelvey

The firm has announced that Mathieu Poirier is managing partner of the Moncton office.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP

The Manitoba-based firm has three new partners:

  • Patrick Rykes – advocacy, litigation and dispute resolution
  • Jessica Schofield – advocacy, litigation and dispute resolution
  • Ryan Turner – business law

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