Toronto (March 6, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is pleased to be recognized in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. The Firm was awarded the ranking of Highly Recommended in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec. The publication also acknowledged thirty-nine of the Firm's litigators as “Litigation Stars” and eight as “Future Stars”.

“The impressive number of our litigators selected for inclusion in Benchmark Canada is indicative of the great work being done by our litigation team across the country,” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner and CEO. “Our litigation team is the best in the country and is committed to delivering excellent, creative solutions to our clients every time. Congratulations to those listed below on their inclusion.”

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:

Litigation Stars

Stephen Antle, CARB.

Local Litigation Star - British Columbia

Marie Audren, AD.E

Local Litigation Star - Quebec
Litigation Star  - Canada, Insurance
Litigation Star  - Canada, Class Action
Litigation Star - Canada, Product Liability

Robert B. Bell

Local Litigation Star - Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Product Liability

John Blair, QC

Local Litigation Star - Alberta

Randall W. Block, QC

Local Litigation Star – Alberta
Litigation Star  - Canada, Energy and Natural Resources

Christopher D. Bredt

Local Litigation Star – Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Arbitration
Litigation Star  - Canada, Securities
Litigation Star  - Canada, Class Action

Tim Buckley

Local Litigation Star - Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Arbitration
Litigation Star - Canada, Class Action

J. Bruce Carr-Harris, LSM

Local Litigation Star – Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Product Liability
Litigation Star  - Canada, Intellectual Property

Robert Charbonneau

Local Litigation Star - Québec
Litigation Star - Canada, Class Action
Litigation Star  - Canada, Arbitration
Litigation Star - Canada, Product Liability

Bruce Churchill-Smith, QC

Local Litigation Star - Alberta

Suzanne Courchesne

Local Litigation Star - Québec

David A. Crerar

Local Litigation Star – British Columbia

Robert J. C. Deane

Local Litigation Star – British Columbia
Litigation Star – Canada, Competition
Litigation Star – Canada, Arbitration

Alexander De Zordo

Local Litigation Star - Québec

Brad W. Dixon

Local Litigation Star - British Columbia
Litigation Star - Canada, Class Action

James D.G. Douglas

Local Litigation Star - Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Securities

Frank R. Foran, QC

Local Litigation Star - Alberta

Patrick G. Foy, QC

Local Litigation Star - British Columbia
Litigation Star, Canada, Aboriginal
Litigation Star, Canada, Arbitration

Bradley J. Freedman

Local Litigation Star  - British Columbia
Litigation Star  - Canada, Intellectual Property

Simon Grégoire, FCIArb.

Local Litigation Star - Québec

François Grondin

Local Litigation Star - Québec

Craig J. Hill

Local Litigation Star – Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Insolvency

Gordon R. Johnson

Local Litigation Star - British Columbia
Litigation Star  - Canada, Securities

Josef G. A. Krüger, QC

Local Litigation Star  - Alberta
Litigation Star  - Canada, Arbitration
Litigation Star  - Canada, Insolvency

Kevin L. LaRoche

Local Litigation Star - Ontario
Litigation Star  - Canada, Insurance
Litigation Star  - Canada, Intellectual Property

David T. Madsen, QC

Local Litigation Star  - Alberta

Patrick T. McCarthy, QC

Local Litigation Star - Alberta
Litigation Star  - Canada, Insolvency

Evan Nuttall

Local Litigation Star - Alberta

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

Litigation Star  - British Columbia
Litigation Star  - Canada, Insurance
Local Litigation Star  - British Columbia

Vincent R. Orchard, QC, CARB.

Local Litigation Star  - British Columbia
Litigation Star - Canada, Product Liability

Guy J. Pratte

Local Litigation Star  - Ontario
Local Litigation Star  - Québec
Litigation Star  - Canada, Class Action

André Royer

Local Litigation Star - Quebec

Martin Sclisizzi

Local Litigation Star - Ontario
Litigation Star  - Canada, Class Action

David Scott, OC, QC

Local Litigation Star - Ontario
Litigation Star  - Canada, Intellectual Property

David Sherriff-Scott

Local Litigation Star  - Ontario

Michael C. Smith

Local Litigation Star  - Ontario
Litigation Star - Canada, Product Liability

Kenneth J. Tyler

Local Litigation Star - British Columbia
Litigation Star  - Canada, Aboriginal

Daniel Urbas

Local Litigation Star - Québec
Litigation Star  - Canada, Intellectual Property

Graham Walker

Local Litigation Star - British Columbia

 Future Stars

Craig R. Chiasson

Future Star - British Columbia

Robert Dawkins

Future Star - British Columbia

Duncan Marsden

Future Star - Alberta

Ira Nishisato

Future Star - Ontario

Mathieu Piché-Messier

Future Star - Québec

Karen A. Salmon

Future Star - Alberta

Michael A. Skene

Future Star - British Columbia

Cheryl M. Woodin

Future Star - Ontario

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
AMcWhirter@blg.com
416.350.2676