Lexpert® magazine has named Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Kathryn Fuller and Mathieu Piché-Messier among its 2011 Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40.

The Lexpert® Rising Stars awards recognize the top legal talent under the age of 40 from across Canada.

Kathryn, a partner in the Toronto office of BLG, is a securities and business lawyer whose practice focuses on the heavily-regulated investment management industry. In her career so far, Kathryn has been involved in over 50 prospectus filings for mutual funds, over 50 investor meetings involving mergers and other material changes to investment funds, and has advocated for numerous clients to obtain exemptions from securities legislation.

Mathieu, a partner in the Montréal office of BLG, practises as a litigator in cases related to commercial fraud, technology, industrial espionage, entertainment and intellectual property enforcement. He is also actively involved in pro bono initiatives in Québec, helping the Young Bar of Montréal (YBAM) to expand its pro bono programs to three other cities in the province, and creating the Pro Bono BLG & YBAM Small Claims program.

Congratulations to Kathryn and Mathieu on their impressive achievements.