Toronto (March 5, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has been recognized for its strength in litigation across the country in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. This year, 40 lawyers were recognized as litigation stars, nine lawyers were recognized as future stars in the guide, and the firm was Highly Recommended, the highest level of recognition, in each of the provinces it operates in – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.

“Across the country, our litigation team provides our clients with effective strategies to solve even the most complex disputes,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO at BLG. “To be recognized as a top-tier litigation and arbitration firm across Canada, with individuals recognized in virtually every aspect of dispute resolution, truly speaks to the breadth and depth of the expertise of our litigators and their ability to work together to ensure our clients’ interests are protected.”

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

Stephen Antle, C.Arb.

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: General Commercial

Marie Audren, AD.E.

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability

Robert B. Bell

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Product Liability

John Blair, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Class Action, General Commercial, Securities

Randall W. Block, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Energy & Natural Resources

Christopher D. Bredt

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Professional Liability, Securities

Tim Buckley

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial

J. Bruce Carr-Harris, LSM

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Construction, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Professional Liability

Robert Charbonneau

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability

Bruce Churchill-Smith, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: General Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability

David A. Crerar

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Defamation, General Commercial, Media & Entertainment

Robert J.C. Deane

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Competition, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration

Brad W. Dixon

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial

James D.G. Douglas

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Securities

Frank R. Foran, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Construction, Energy & Natural Resources, General Commercial, Insurance

Patrick G. Foy, QC

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Appellate

Bradley J. Freedman

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Simon Grégoire, FCIArb

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Arbitration, Construction, General Commercial

François Grondin

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: General Commercial, Professional Liability

Craig Hill

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

 

Gordon R. Johnson

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: General Commercial, Securities

Josef G.A. Krüger, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Arbitration, General Commercial, Insolvency

Kevin L. LaRoche

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: General Commercial, Insurance, Intellectual Property

Robert L. Love

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Product Liability

David T. Madsen, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Arbitration, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Securities

Patrick T. McCarthy, QC

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Insolvency

Jamie Mills

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Evan Nuttall

Local Litigation Star: Alberta

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Vincent R. Orchard, QC, CArb.

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Class Action, Insurance, Personal Injury, Product Liability

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

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Construction, General Commercial, Insurance

Guy J. Pratte

Local Litigation Star: Québec, Ontario

Litigation Star: Appellate, Defamation, General Commercial, Public Law

André Royer

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: Labour & Employment

Martin Sclisizzi

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Action, General Commercial

David Scott, OC, QC

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: General Commercial, Intellectual Property

David Sherriff-Scott

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Construction, Professional Liability

Michael C. Smith

Local Litigation Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Action, Product Liability

Kenneth J. Tyler

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Constitutional, Environmental

Daniel Urbas

Local Litigation Star: Québec

Litigation Star: General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Product Liability

Graham Walker

Local Litigation Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Insurance, Maritime

Alexander De Zordo

Local Litigation Star: Québec

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

Future Stars

Craig R. Chiasson

Future Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: Arbitration

Robert Dawkins

Future Star: British Columbia

Litigation Star: General Commercial

Nadia Effendi

Future Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Administrative, General Commercial, Public Law

Duncan Marsden

Future Star: Alberta

 

Ira Nishisato

Future Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Intellectual Property

Mathieu Piché-Messier

Future Star: Québec

Litigation Star: General Commercial

Karen A. Salmon

Future Star: Alberta

 

Michael A. Skene

Future Star: British Columbia

 

Cheryl M. Woodin

Future Star: Ontario

Litigation Star: Class Action, Product Liability

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 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 to trademark and patent registration.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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Capital Image
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