Toronto (January 12, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced today the arrival of Éloïse Gratton as a partner in the Business and Corporate Commercial Group. Ms. Gratton’s practice focuses on privacy and IT law and will be part of the firm’s Privacy and Access to Information team.

“We are pleased that Éloïse Gratton has chosen BLG to further her practice. As one of the country’s leading privacy lawyers she will be able to help clients adhere to the evolving changes to the law,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO, BLG.

Ms. Gratton provides advice to private sector corporations in various industries ranging from financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, technology to telecommunications. She will provide our clients with strategic advice on issues affecting the protection of privacy of their new projects, products, practices and technologies, matters of compliance, both nationally and internationally, and assist them in managing crises and in conducting their business transactions.

"Specializing in the fields of IT law and issues relating to the protection of privacy, Éloïse offers unique insights in this area,” stated Victoria Prince, national practice group leader, Business and Corporate Commercial Practice Group. "Ms. Gratton will be a considerable asset in our talented team."

Ms. Gratton is a graduate of the University of Montréal where she obtained her LLB in 1997 and her LLM in IT Law in 2002.  She also has an LLD from Université de Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) in Privacy Law and the University of Montréal, which she obtained in 2012.  Ms. Gratton was called to the Québec bar in 1998.

"It is with the greatest pride that I begin this new stage of my career with Canada's oldest and most diverse law firm," commented Éloïse Gratton. "I am enthusiastic about working with my new privacy and IT law colleagues and providing counsel to BLG's Canadian and international clients."

About BLG

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 the country’s largest law firm with more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist 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: 

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
EDouganMcKenzie@blg.com
416.350.2676

Lisa Bodnar
Environics Communications Inc.
LBodnar@environicspr.com
416.969.2831

Carolyne Lord
Capital Image
CLord@capital-image.com
514.739.1188