Lenard M. Sali, QC, brings a wealth of experience to the firm in commercial, energy and securities litigation.

CALGARY (April 25, 2012) – Len Sali, QC, has joined the Calgary office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) as counsel, bringing over 40 years of litigation experience to the firm. Len practises in the areas of commercial, energy and securities litigation.

"Len's outstanding and far-reaching reputation, along with his extensive litigation experience and in-depth understanding of the oil & gas industry, makes him a significant addition to our firm," said David Whelan, managing partner of BLG's Calgary office. “Our corporate clients will obtain excellent value from his litigation skills."

This addition further augments BLG's status in the Calgary market. BLG receives the highest rating in Calgary for commercial litigation - the “centre of the bull's-eye” - in the 14th edition of The 2012 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada for the category of Commercial Litigation - Calgary. In addition, Len's joining the practice means that the firm will now have three of the four Band 1 listed Dispute Resolution (Alberta) litigators – as ranked by the 2012 edition of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. Len is internationally recognized as a leading Canadian litigator and has a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating.

"I share BLG's dedication to providing the best possible service to clients, so joining BLG's Commercial Litigation was a natural fit for me," said Len. "I hope to build on the group's solid reputation by providing clients with the knowledge and experience I've gained through acting on many complex and significant litigation cases. I particularly look forward to supporting BLG's strong oil & gas litigation and regulatory practice, and being able to rely upon the skill and expertise of the many BLG lawyers."

Len obtained an LLB from The University of Saskatchewan. He is admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (1968); Manitoba Bar (1972); Alberta Bar (1973); and Northwest Territories Bar (1975). Len was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1989. Len is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America.

About BLG

With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, BLG is the largest Canadian full-service law firm focusing on business law, litigation and intellectual property solutions. BLG provides bilingual services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations. For further information, visit blg.com.

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