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Lenczner Slaght Recognized as a “Litigation Powerhouse”
September 21, 2018September 21, 2018
Lenczner Slaght Litigators Ranked as the Best in their FieldsView article
August 21, 2018August 21, 2018
Tom Curry Recognized for Civility and ProfessionalismView article
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Lenczner Slaght Prioritizes Name-blind Student RecruitmentView article
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Eight Lenczner Slaght lawyers are recognized globally for their superb litigation expertise.
October 15, 2018
Tom Curry is featured in the Law Times for being the recipient of the annual Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility!
Tom Curry | September 17, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add to its collective experience and knowledge with the addition of five talented associates.
September 11, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to announce that Christina Shiels-Singh will be the firm’s new eDiscovery Strategist responsible for the strategy...
Christina Shiels-Singh | September 10, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to announce that 25 of the firm’s 58 lawyers have been recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 publication across multiple categories.
August 21, 2018
Rutman v. Rabinowitz featured in the 2018 summer issue of Lexpert Magazine as one of the Top Big Suits of 2018. In this particular litigation of significance, Lenczner Slaght's Matthew Sammon and Jessica Roher were counsel to the respondent, Ronald Rutman.
Lenczner Slaght strengthens its legal research expertise with the addition of another talented associate.
Jessica Starck | August 1, 2018
Lenczner Slaght’s Managing Partner is the 2018 recipient of the Advocates’ Society’s prestigious Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility.
Tom Curry | July 31, 2018
Monique Jilesen was mentioned in the Law Times article “Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’” on July 30, 2018.
Monique Jilesen, a partner at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, says lawyers must tread carefully when they get into the merits of a proposed class action, even as early as certification, as parties try to get as much information as possible.
That’s especially the case with expert witnesses, since Canadian procedure doesn’t usually have discovery of expert witnesses in advance of trial.
“It was just a disproportionate request to what was being asked,” Jilesen says, who was not involved in the case.
Monique Jilesen | July 30, 2018
Andrew Skodyn was mentioned in the Law Times article "Patented drugs price review could impact innovation". HHe discusses the federal government’s recently proposed changes to the PMPRB and how they may impact the pharmaceutical industry in Canada.
Andrew Skodyn | July 23, 2018
We are excited to announce that we have joined the Progress Place community as an Employment Partner.
July 19, 2018
Shara N. Roy was mentioned in a Global News article that spoke about both the advantages and disadvantages of a name blind hiring process.
Shara N. Roy | July 16, 2018
Shara N. Roy was mentioned in a Canadian Lawyer Magazine article about Lenczner Slaght's shift towards a diverse hiring process. She went into detail about how a 'name blind' hiring practice will create a unique talent pool.
Shara N. Roy | July 11, 2018
Benchmark Canada has recognized six Lenczner Slaght partners as the most talented litigators under 40 and two partners recognized as two of the top female litigators in Canada.
July 11, 2018
Our firm is taking steps to address and improve its diversity and inclusion program through a new student recruitment initiative.
July 10, 2018
William McDowell was interviewed by a local Collingwood news outlet, Collingwood Today, about his judicial inquiry into the 2012 sale of COLLUS to Powerstream.
William C. McDowell | June 30, 2018
Nine partners from Canada’s leading litigation firm are ranked as leading the way in cross-border practice excellence.
June 27, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to invite you to our Open House on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Watch a mock cross-examination by Monique Jilesen, and enjoy a chance to mingle with our lawyers and students.
June 21, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce Monique Jilesen has won the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award for Mid-Career Excellence in the Corporate Commercial Litigation category.
Monique Jilesen | June 20, 2018
We are proud to announce that Peter J. Osborne, Monique Jilesen, Shara N. Roy, and Chris Kinnear Hunter have been elected to prominent executive positions at The Advocates’ Society, a preeminent organization dedicated to promoting effective advocacy and access to justice.
June 15, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm and all three of its Intellectual Property partners are ranked in the 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Canada’s leading litigation firm is delighted to welcome Lindsey Bombardier as the new Director of Marketing and Business Development at Lenczner Slaght.
Lindsey Bombardier | June 5, 2018
Jessica Lim will play a key role in driving the firm to new heights of collaboration, innovation and success.
Jessica Lim | June 4, 2018
Tom Curry was quoted in Precedent Magazine's Law and Style article about his long-time affinity the BlackBerry brand and it's devices.
Tom Curry | May 29, 2018
We are proud to announce that one of our advocates, Mariam Moktar, has been recognized with the 2018 Precedent Setter Award.
Mariam Moktar | May 29, 2018
Tom is recognized by the Advocates’ Society for his outstanding contribution in the classroom and to the profession.
Tom Curry | May 24, 2018
Talented lawyers continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm.
Delna Contractor | May 23, 2018
Andrew Skodyn and Sana Halwani have once again been recognized for their patent and trademark expertise in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2018 IP STARS Handbook, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners
Once again, in-house counsel and clients from across Canada voted Lenczner Slaght as one of the Top 10 Civil Litigation Boutiques in the latest issue of Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Tom Curry | May 15, 2018
Monique Jilesen is featured in the Commercial Law episode of the Lawyered Podcast hosted by Husein Panju. On this episode, Monique shares her insight and expertise on important Canadian legal issues in Commercial Law, including third-party litigation funding, summary judgement procedures and the development of the duty of good faith.
Monique Jilesen | May 2, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm adds another exceptionally talented associate to its talent pool.
Amy Sherrard | April 30, 2018
For the second year in a row, Sana Halwani has been named in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP list, featuring lawyers from across the world!
Sana Halwani | April 26, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel is quoted in the Law Times article Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question on April 23, 2018. This article discusses the intensifying debate over the viability of umbrella purchaser claims.
Paul-Erik Veel | April 23, 2018
Brian Kolenda was recognized by his alma mater as a rising star among Canadian trial lawyers.
Brian Kolenda | April 19, 2018
An increasing number of the firm’s lawyers have been ranked by their peers as leading practitioners in their field.
April 12, 2018
19 Lenczner Slaght leading litigators are ranked in Benchmark Litigation's 2018 directory, including 7 new additions since last year. Three of the firm's litigation stars are also recognized as a Top 50 Trial Lawyer in Canada.
April 4, 2018
Laurel D. Hogg was quoted in an article appearing in The Medium about her speaking engagement at the Women in Law panel hosted by the Mooting and Law Association at the University of Toronto in Mississauga which explored the experiences of women entering and pursuing different fields of law.
Laurel D. Hogg | March 13, 2018
Exceptional associates continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm, strengthening the firm's talent pool, knowledge, and experience.
Christopher Trivisonno | March 7, 2018
Lenczner Slaght has once again been recognized as a top patent contentious firm in Canada by the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS publication, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners.
March 6, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is very proud to announce that William C. McDowell has been made a Fellow of the ACTL, a leading organization of preeminent members of the Bar from the United States and Canada.
William C. McDowell | March 5, 2018
William C. McDowell is mentioned in the CBC News article Collingwood calls for judicial inquiry into 'serious questions' about public utility sell-off on February 27, 2018.
William C. McDowell | February 27, 2018
William C. McDowell is quoted in the article Collingwood council calls for judicial inquiry into 2012 hydro sale which was published by Simcoe.com.
William C. McDowell | February 26, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is delighted to announce that it has been recognized as Ontario Firm of the Year at last night’s 2018 Benchmark Canada Awards Dinner held at the Intercontinental Toronto.
February 23, 2018
Matthew Sammon is quoted in the Law Times article that discusses the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Rutman v Rabinowitz that upheld $700,000 in damages for what was characterized as a prolonged, persistent and vicious internet campaign. Matt represented the successful Plaintiff on the appeal and at trial.
Matthew Sammon | February 21, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to announce that the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) will be the new co-sponsor of the Gale Cup, replacing the Canadian Bar Association. The CLA is Canada’s largest criminal law specialty association and a leading voice for criminal justice and civil liberties in Canada.
February 16, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is once again recognized in the area of Dispute Resolution by this world-renowned directory alongside notable full-service, national and international firms.
February 15, 2018
Tom Curry is featured in the most recent episode of Sean Robichaud's Of Counsel which gives listeners a chance to get into the minds of remarkable litigators. Tom discusses his path to becoming one of Canada's best litigators, the future of the legal profession, the importance of progression for law firms, the value of tradition, civility in the practice, social media, running with P Diddy, motorcyling, and space travel.
Tom Curry | February 10, 2018
On February 7, 2018, our lawyers participated in the Covenant House Guts + Glory Obstacle Challenge and fundraised over $17,000 which will go to providing health care, food, shelter, and clean clothes to at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth.
February 7, 2018
Andrew Parley is quoted in the Lawyer's Daily article McDonald’s lease dispute highlights need for reasonable notice in revocation of waiver on February 6, 2018. Andrew comments on the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in North Elgin Centre Inc v McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited. Andrew, Ronald Slaght, and Margaret Robbins are counsel for McDonald's.
Andrew Parley | February 6, 2018
On January 31, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision upholding very large damages awards for what it characterized as a prolonged, persistent and vicious internet campaign.
Google v. Equustek Solutions, 2017 SCC 34 is ranked second in Lexpert's Top 10 Business Decisions of 2017. Lenczner Slaght's William C. McDowell and Scott Rollwagen are mentioned as counsel to Google Inc.
Shara N. Roy is quoted in the Lawyer's Daily article Multi-corporation fraud decision advances case law on knowing assistance, counsel says on February 1, 2018. This article discusses the decision in DBDC Spadina Ltd v Walton, 2018.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Canadian Press article Ontario activist still wants to proceed with Cleveland Indians complaint, despite team dropping logo, which has been picked up by the National Post, the Globe & Mail, and Global News. The article discusses the recent decision made by MLB and the Cleveland baseball team to discontinue the use of the discriminatory Chief Wahoo logo.
Monique Jilesen | January 30, 2018
Following a year and a half of ongoing litigation on this matter, Lenczner Slaght and Douglas Cardinal are delighted by the decision of Major League Baseball and the Cleveland baseball team to discontinue the discriminatory Chief Wahoo logo on the Cleveland uniforms beginning in 2019.
January 29, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel is quoted in the Canadian Underwriter article Gift cards–a new way to reduce liability on January 26, 2018. This article discusses Loblaws' response to the revelations of bread price-fixing.
Paul-Erik Veel | January 26, 2018
We are proud to welcome Brian Kolenda to the partnership.
Brian Kolenda | January 22, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is excited to announce the appointment of our new Managing Partner, Tom Curry, who will lead Lenczner Slaght into a new era of excellence.
Tom Curry | January 15, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add exceptional litigators to its IP talent portfolio.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Toronto Star article KMLB trying to steer 'Chief Wahoo' discrimination case away from Ontario human rights tribunal on December 13, 2013.
Monique Jilesen | December 13, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is once again recognized as the #1 firm in Toronto for Litigation and Commercial Litigation by the 2018 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
December 13, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm is one of two firms with the highest number of lawyers ranked in Corporate Commercial Litigation in the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
December 12, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer Legal Feeds article Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo on December 7, 2017 regarding Douglas Cardinal's continued fight against Cleveland's baseball team name and logo. The Ontario Divisional Court heard arguments on the case on December 13, 2017.
Paul-Erik Veel | December 7, 2017
World-renowned Canadian activist for Indigenous Peoples, Douglas Cardinal, is continuing the fight against the Cleveland’s baseball team’s name and logo.
December 6, 2017
Along with the firm’s Tier 1 ranking in Dispute Resolution with four leading lawyers and one next generation lawyer recognized, Lenczner Slaght is also ranked in Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, and Competition and Antitrust.
November 29, 2017
A total of 13 Lenczner Slaght litigators have once again been ranked among the foremost litigators in their field in the 2017 Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers.
November 24, 2017
Monique Jilesen appears on the cover of the 2017 issue of Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers. She is also quoted in the article The Anonymous Representive where she discusses anonymous representative plaintiffs in Canadian class action law suits.
Monique Jilesen | November 24, 2017
Lawrence Thacker is quoted in the 2017Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers article Arbitral Authority where he discusses the implications of the ruling in Teal Cedar Products v. BC and the scope of appeals stemming from arbitral decisions.
Lawrence E. Thacker | November 24, 2017
Eli S. Lederman is quoted in the 2017 Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers article Words and Intentions where he provides his expert opinion on recent and notable court decisions regarding contractual interpretation — particularly the 2014 SCC ruling in Bhasin v. Hrynew.
Eli S. Lederman | November 24, 2017
Essar Steel Algoma Inc. et al (Re), 2017 featured in the 2017 issue of Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers as one of the Top 5 Big Suits of 2017. In this particular litigation of significance, Lenczner Slaght's Peter Griffin, Monique Jilesen, and Matthew B. Lerner represented GIP Primus LP and Brightwood Loan Services LLC.
Almost half of the partners at Canada’s leading litigation firm are ranked with one Litigation Lawyer to Watch and 12 Leading Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers.
November 23, 2017
Goldhar v Ha'aretz is named in Lexpert's Top 10 Decisions with Cross-Border Impact as one of the cases with important implications in the United States. Lenczner Slaght's William C. McDowell and Brian Kolenda are mentioned as counsel to the plaintiff, Mitchell Goldhar. Will is also quoted in the article.
Breaking through the sea of sameness, the firm received the Legal Marketing Association’s 2017 Your Honour Award for Technology Management: Website, Analytics, and SEO at last night’s gala.
November 22, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s managing partner, Peter Griffin, is the 2017 recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.
Peter Griffin | November 22, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm adds to its roster of Rising Stars under 40 with the seventh lawyer recognized.
Shara N. Roy | November 17, 2017
Laurel D. Hogg was quoted in PrecedentJD's article regarding the 7th Annual Welcoming Event for articling students hosted by Young Women in Law.
Laurel D. Hogg | October 24, 2017
Shara Roy was quoted in the Lexpert Magazine article International Commercial Arbitration Harmony on October 16, 2017 regarding Ontario's new legislation governing international commercial arbitration and what it means for Ontario as a venue for future arbitrations and the desirability of harmonization with other Canadian arbitration centres.
Shara N. Roy | October 16, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is proud to be named as “the foremost litigation team in the country” by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2017, with six of our expert litigators recognized for their exceptional work representing clients.
October 12, 2017
The two firms have combined forces and launched a class proceeding against Nissan, and other defendants, alleging that certain Nissan models contain a dangerous engine defect.
October 5, 2017
Peter Griffin was mentioned in the Ontario Bar Association article OBA Celebrates the Extraordinary Career of Peter Griffin that details why he was awarded the prestigious 2017 Award of Excellence in Civil Litigaiton.
Peter Griffin | October 3, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm grows to 55 expert litigators.
Jessica Roher | October 2, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm and its expert lawyers are ranked once again by Chambers & Partners for their exceptional litigation work.
September 28, 2017
Who's Who Legal's cover story Litigation 2017: Trends & Conclusions names Lenczner Slaght and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as the two law firms that "make up a weighty North American contingent" in litigation. In this evaluation of the legal landscape, Lenczner Slaght is the only Canadian litigation firm mentioned.
September 22, 2017
Peter Griffin and Laura Robinson were quoted in Precedent Magazine's article Lenczner Slaght's 25th Anniversary Party on September 22, 2017. Peter and Laura spoke about the history and growth of the firm and its strong reputation as a "major force in the profession".
Canada’s leading litigation firm is delighted to announce that its IP team won three awards at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards, where the preeminent lawyers and law firms in the US and Canada were recognized for their work in the life sciences industry.
Lenczner Slaght adds to its collective experience and vast knowledge with the addition of three new associates, bringing Canada’s leading litigation firm to a total of 54 expert litigators.
Sana Halwani is mentioned in an article in The Star regarding an action for copyright infringement in fine art photographs taken by the posthumously-discovered photographer Vivian Maier. Sana is counsel to the Stephen Bulger Gallery in this case.
Sana Halwani | August 29, 2017
Almost half of the leading litigation firm’s lawyers are recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada.
August 22, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce that our IP team is a finalist in three major awards at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards, recognizing leading lawyers and law firms in the US, Canada and Europe that have made a significant impact in the life sciences industry.
Shara N. Roy was interviewed by Law Times on August 21, 2017 weighing in on the social media survey and report published by the Canadian Securities Administrators. Shara commented on what happens when social media and securities law intersect.
Shara N. Roy | August 21, 2017
Mariam Moktar's induction into the National Bar Association's Nation's 40 Best Advocates Under 40 class was the cover story on Share News.
Mariam Moktar | August 17, 2017
Benchmark Litigation has recognized seven Lenczner Slaght partners as the most promising emerging talent in their respective fields.
August 2, 2017
William C. McDowell and Rebecca Jones were mentioned in the Canada Newswire press release Long-Term Care Homes Inquiry Announces Counsel on August 1, 2017 regarding the Honourable Justice Eileen E. Gillese being announced to lead the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.
Lenczner Slaght is very proud to announce that Monique Jilesen has joined an elite group of international trial lawyers.
Monique Jilesen | July 31, 2017
Talented lawyers continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm.
Christopher Yung | July 21, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the CBC Sports article Cleveland Indians' logo still under fire from Canadian activist on July 13, 2017 regarding the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal deciding to move forward with Douglas Cardinal's discrimination case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Paul-Erik Veel | July 13, 2017
The National Bar Association (NBA) will honour Mariam Moktar with the “Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” award at NBA’s 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto on August 2, 2017.
Mariam Moktar | July 6, 2017
Rebecca Jones was quoted in The Globe and Mail article Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case on July 4, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball challenging whether the Human Rights Tribunal has jurisdiction over the use of a federal trademark.
Rebecca Jones | July 4, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the USA TODAY Sports article Meet the man behind fight to keep Indians logo out of Canada on June 28, 2017 regarding Douglas Cardinal and his discrimination case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 28, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Toronto Star article MLB wants Human Rights Tribunal ruling on Cleveland logo thrown out on June 27, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball's application for judicial review before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice arguing that the case against the Cleveland team name and logo should be set aside due to jurisdictional issues.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 27, 2017
Peter Griffin was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Top 10 habits of a leading litigator on June 12, 2017 regarding what strategies, skills and steps litigation powerhouses employed to become a leading lawyer in their field.
Peter Griffin | June 12, 2017Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures
Rebecca Jones was quoted in the National Post article Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures on June 6, 2017 regarding the Human Rights Tribunal's decision to hear a case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Rebecca Jones | June 6, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel and Rebecca Jones were quoted in the USA TODAY Sports article Challenge to Indians' Chief Wahoo case moves forward in Toronto on June 6, 2017 regarding the recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal green lighting the discrimination case against Cleveland major league baseball team name and logo.
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal green lights discrimination case against Cleveland major league baseball team name and logo.
Sana Halwani has been recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 edition of IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP.
Sana Halwani | May 31, 2017
Lenczner Slaght races to raise money to help give kids with cancer the chance to be a kid!
May 14, 2017
The Advocates’ Society honours Monique Jilesen with the 2017 Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Monique Jilesen | May 11, 2017
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article Decision brings clarity to Limitations Act on May 8, 2017.
Tom Curry | May 8, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s litigators continue to be recognized by their peers as leading practitioners in their fields according to the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 5, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Law Times article New laws may spur more arbitration in Ontario on April 24, 2017 regarding the new International Commercial Arbitration Act.
Paul-Erik Veel | April 24, 2017
12 Lenczner Slaght leading litigators are ranked in Benchmark Litigation's 2017 directory.
April 20, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Patrick A. Wright | April 10, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Jonathan Chen | April 3, 2017
The firm’s litigators earned the top rankings alongside full-service, national and international counterparts in the litigation categories.
March 29, 2017
Newest partner brings together science, law, and advocacy.
Sana Halwani | March 6, 2017