Toronto (February 26, 2015) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is proud to announce two partners have been chosen by their clients as the leading lawyers in their respective fields. The 2015 Lexology Client Choice Awards named John Blair, QC the exclusive winner for Litigation in Alberta, and Randall Block, QC the exclusive winner for Energy & Natural Resources in Alberta.

“BLG is committed to providing the best possible legal service to our clients, and our professionals work hard to stay on top of the issues that will impact our clients,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO at BLG. “We are grateful to our clients past and present who collectively selected John and Randall as the leading lawyers for litigation and energy and natural resources in Alberta. These awards are a confirmation that our clients recognize and appreciate our commitment to them.”

In addition to his position as the national group head of Commercial Litigation at BLG, Mr. Blair is a partner with an active litigation practice. He is experienced in many areas of litigation, and currently focuses on investor lawsuits, securities class actions, shareholder disputes and securities regulatory investigations and hearings.

Mr. Block is partner in the Commercial Litigation Group and specializes in all forms of dispute resolution in the energy and oil & gas industries. He has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as many energy boards and arbitral panels.

Established in 2005, the Lexology Client Choice Awards recognize the law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ businesses above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel.

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 and patent registration.

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