Toronto (April 5, 2018) — As part of our constant drive to innovate and deliver value to our clients, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is excited to announce the launch of our Innovation Thought Leadership Committee.

The Committee is co-chaired by Rob Morris, BLG’s Chief Operating Officer who is responsible for leading and directing all operational functions and delivering on the Firm's strategy across all areas, and partner Stephen J. Redican, who is a leading FinTech lawyer and a member of BLG’s Board. Mr. Morris and Mr. Redican will assume additional responsibilities including co-chairing thought leadership meetings, acting as representatives of thought leadership for BLG’s Innovation Steering Committee, and broadly champion innovation throughout the Firm.

“Investing in innovation continues to be a key priority for BLG that will provide value to our clients, the community and our people," said Sean Weir, CEO at BLG. "We have already delivered a number of strategic innovation projects to the benefit of our clients and these efforts will only continue to grow with the developments of this Committee."

"The Innovation Thought Leadership Committee will help BLG stay ahead of the curve in legal innovation and stay attuned to what is top-of-mind for clients and lawyers," said Lisa Chamandy, Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer at BLG. "The Committee will continuously seek out opportunities for innovation and act as a sounding board for legal process innovation, client innovation and new services."

The Innovation Thought Leadership Committee will function as the Firm’s resident "think tank", comprised of 16 partners and three business services members from across a diverse range of practice areas, regions, age groups and backgrounds. It will seek to leverage the best innovation ideas from both within and outside of the Firm, including academia, tech start-ups and most importantly, our clients. 

The Committee recently held its first all-day Innovation Summit, with a mandate to discuss the pursuit of innovation to help the Firm lead disruption in the legal market. Participants included a cross-section of professionals from across the Firm and select clients who are invested in innovation. The Summit generated concrete ideas for innovation initiatives that the Firm is evaluating and implementing.

In the coming months, BLG will be announcing more new initiatives focusing on delivering value to clients based on the Firm’s innovation platform.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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For more information, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Marketing & Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
TCosta@blg.com
416.350.2642