Toronto (September 25, 2013) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to congratulate Lynn McGrade on being named a recipient of the 2013Lexpert® Zenith Awards. This year, the Zenith Awards honour women lawyers who are both leaders in the legal profession and the community and are role models to other women in the profession.

“Lynn consistently contributes her business acumen to various leadership roles within the Firm,” says Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO.  “In addition, her willingness to mentor BLG’s associates and in particular women professionals, is indicative of her commitment to the success of new talent both within the Firm and the broader legal profession.”

Lynn, a partner in the Firm’s Toronto office, is currently the Toronto regional leader of the Investment Management Group and chair of BLG’s Business Development Committee from 2008 to 2013. Lynn’s commitment to the advancement of women in the workplace is shown through her involvement as a member of the Firm’s Women’s Leadership Development Committee and as the Firm’s representative in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Justicia Project.

Lynn also contributes to the legal community as President of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Board and as one of only two Canadian Directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.

Lynn is currently recognized in the 2013 edition of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Investment Funds & Asset Management. She is similarly acknowledged in the 2013 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, also for Investment Funds & Asset Management. Lynn is consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada® for Mutual Funds Law and was once more selected by her peers for inclusion in this year’s edition.

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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Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP