Toronto (June 2, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) congratulates the winners and finalists at the 2015 Canadian General Counsel Awards, hosted by the National Post and ZSA Legal Recruitment. BLG is a proud long-time sponsor of the event’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded to James Turner, former vice-chair of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Leading in-house talent from organizations across Canada were celebrated at the event, including:

  • General Counsel of the Year winner Jim Willoughby at Allergan Inc.
  • Business Achievement winner Shannon Rogers at Global Relay
  • Deal Making winner Sofia Tsakos at Yamana Gold Inc.
  • Litigation Management winner Adrian Lang at Bank of Montreal
  • Mid-Market Excellence winner Gail Harding at Canadian Western Bank
  • Social Responsibility winner TELUS
  • Tomorrow’s Leader winner Fernando Garcia at Nissan Canada

The Canadian General Counsel Awards is Canada’s only national program designed exclusively to recognize excellence in the in-house counsel community.

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 one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 725 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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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 ext.249