The Top 25 Most Influential 2019 winner
Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Vancouver
As McCarthy Tétrault’s National Innovation Leader, Matthew Peters is a driver of change in the firm and legal industry. He leads the firm’s initiatives around innovation, new lines of business, client services, pricing and service delivery, as well as the firm’s client satisfaction measurement program. One of his most impressive achievements was the development of MT>Divisions, a series of new business lines within the firm that help grow its customer base. In 2018, MT>Divisions launched two new businesses: MT>Align, a lawyer-on-demand model unique to Canada and unlike any other offering in the country; and MT>Play, an advisory services startup focused on the lottery and gaming space worldwide. Most recently, MT>Divisions launched MT>iplus, which provides immigration-related services in a new way. More divisions are coming in 2019. Peters launched a centralized opportunity pipeline called Client Connect. He introduced a custom-built fee analytics tool in 2018.