Appointment comes after illustrious career with the Firm

OTTAWA (February 14, 2011) – Carole Brown, a partner in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, was recently appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Toronto).

"Carole has been a valued partner of the Firm and we are very proud of her. Carole has an impressive record of public service and we wish her all the best as she continues to serve Canadians in this new role," said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of BLG.

At BLG, Carole developed a broad background in civil litigation, with particular emphasis on stockbroker negligence and compliance, professional negligence, commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration, personal injury, and insurance defence. She represented clients before all levels of court and acted as a mediator in private mediations.

Carole is also the immediate past president of the Ontario Bar Association and was awarded the Women's Law Association Ontario President's Award in October 2010 for her service to the profession.

Carole is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she obtained a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA, and an MA from the Middlebury Graduate School of French at l'Université de Paris V (Sorbonne) in Paris, France. She was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1984 and has been with BLG since 1985.

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