Toronto (April 8, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce it has been named a leading litigation firm in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. This year, 66 BLG lawyers were recognized in the guide, with 53 lawyers recognized as litigation stars and 13 lawyers recognized as future stars. In addition, the firm was highly recommended, the highest level of recognition, in each of the provinces it operates in — Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.

Benchmark Canada is the only publication to provide extensive coverage of the Canadian litigation market. Similar to its parent publication, Benchmark Litigation, the guide conducts extensive research that includes interviews with litigators and their clients. The publication also examines recent casework handled by the firms.

The following BLG lawyers were included in this year's edition of Benchmark Canada

Nadir André, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Aboriginal

Stephen Antle, CArb, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Commercial

Marie Audren, Ad.E., Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability

John Blair, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Class Actions, Commercial, Securities

Randall W. Block, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Energy/ Resources

Robert Bonhomme, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Labour/Employment

Christopher D. Bredt, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Commercial, Professional Liability, Securities

Tim Buckley, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Commercial

Matthew L.O. Certosimo, CS, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Labour and Employment

Adam Chamberlain, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Energy/Resources

Craig R. Chiasson, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Arbitration

Bruce Churchill-Smith, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability

David A. Crerar, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Commercial, Media, Defamation

Robert Dawkins, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Commercial

Robert J.C. Deane, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Competition, Intellectual Property

Alexander De Zordo, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Commercial, Insolvency, Intellectual Property, Professional Liability, Securities

David Di Paolo, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Commercial, Securities

Brad W. Dixon, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Commercial, Product Liability

James D.G. Douglas, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Securities

Patrick G. Foy, QC, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Arbitration, Appellate

Bradley J. Freedman, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Simon Grégoire, FCIArb, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Construction, Commercial

François Grondin, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Commercial, Professional Liability

Angus M. Gunn, QC, FCIArb, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial

Craig J. Hill, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Insolvency

Tyler Hodgson, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: White Collar Crime, Privacy

Ian J. Houston, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Construction

Gordon R. Johnson, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Commercial, Securities

Josef G.A. Krüger, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Insolvency

Kevin L. LaRoche, Ottawa

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Commercial, Intellectual Property

Robert L. Love, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Product Liability

David T. Madsen, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Class Actions, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Securities

Patrick T. McCarthy, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Insolvency

Kevin A. McGivney, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Insurance

D. Ross McGowan, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Class Actions, Commercial, Securities, White Collar Crime

Jamie Mills, Ottawa

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

John J. Morris, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Health

Ira Nishisato, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Commercial

Evan Nuttall, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Christopher J. O'Connor, QC, CArb, FCIArb, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Construction, Commercial, Insurance

Christine Pallotta, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Mathieu Piché-Messier, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Commercial

Guy J. Pratte, Toronto, Ottawa & Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Commercial, Constitutional

R. Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Construction

Lenard Sali, QC, Calgary

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Commercial, Energy/Resources, Securities

Martin Sclisizzi, Toronto

 

Litigation Star: Class Actions

David Sherriff-Scott, Ottawa

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Construction, Professional Liability

Michael C. Smith, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Product Liability

Tommy Tremblay, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Commercial, Competition, Securities, White Collar/Fraud

Kenneth J. Tyler, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Constitutional Law, Environmental

Daniel Urbas, Montréal

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Commercial, Intellectual Property, Product Liability

Graham Walker, Vancouver

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Insurance, Maritime

Cheryl M. Woodin, Toronto

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Actions, Product Liability


 

Future Stars: 

Cindy Clarke, Toronto

Future Star: Ontario

Kirsten Crain, Ottawa

Future Star: Ontario

Nadia Effendi, Toronto

Future Star: Ontario

Éloïse Gratton, Montréal

Future Star: Québec

Markus F. Kremer, Toronto

Future Star: Ontario

Michael A. Marion, Calgary

Future Star: Alberta

Duncan Marsden, Calgary

Future Star: Alberta

Patrice Morin, Montréal

Future Star: Québec

Laura Paglia, Toronto

Future Star: Ontario

J. Pitman Patterson, Toronto

Future Star: Ontario

Emmanuelle Rolland, Montréal

Future Star: Québec

Karen A. Salmon, Calgary

Future Star: Alberta

Michael A. Skene, Vancouver

Future Star: British Columbia


 

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 725 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 or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Stéphanie Alison Berthiaume
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
SBerthiaume@blg.com
514.954.2531