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The Fight Against Cleveland’s Baseball Team Name and Logo in Ontario...View article
December 6, 2017December 6, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is Named a Top-Tier Firm in Legal 500 RankingsView article
November 29, 2017November 29, 2017
Lexpert Highlights Lenczner Slaght’s Litigation StrengthView article
November 24, 2017November 24, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s Cross-Border Litigation Expertise is Highly RankedView article
November 23, 2017November 23, 2017
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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
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
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
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed in a PrecedentJD article about finding a job as a lawyer after clerking.
Paul-Erik Veel | February 28, 2017
Lenczner Slaght litigator joining 12 member OSC initiative.
Shara N. Roy | February 7, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to grow from within
Paul-Erik Veel | January 18, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation boutique leads all firms with 10 lawyers ranked in litigation practice areas in the 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (“ALM 500”)
January 4, 2017
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Third-party litigation funding on January 3, 2017.
Monique Jilesen | January 4, 2017
Scott Rollwagen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article SCC takes restrictive approach in rectification case on December 22, 2016.
Scott Rollwagen | December 22, 2016
Alan Lenczner was quoted in the Toronto Star article OSC commissioner uses decision to air his views on regrettable absence of national regulator on December 16, 2016.
Alan J. Lenczner | December 19, 2016
Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismisses all allegations against the Mayor of Caledon in an application brought pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
Ontario Superior Court of Justice awards $5.5 million to Atos Inc following successful trial
December 8, 2016
William C. McDowell was quoted in the Globe and Mail article Supreme Court hears arguments in case pitting Google against B.C. firm on December 6, 2016.
William C. McDowell | December 7, 2016
Number of Lenczner Slaght lawyers ranked in the year-end Lexpert Special Edition published in conjunction with Report on Business magazine jumps to 16.
December 1, 2016
Fifteen Lenczner Slaght lawyers have been ranked in the Lexpert 2016 Guide to the Leading U.S/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
November 25, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Lexpert / Report on Business article Keeping it Affordable from November 25, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | November 25, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Admissibility and Perceived Conflict in the December 2016 issue of Lexpert Magazine.
Monique Jilesen | November 22, 2016
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article JPs won’t get additional salary hike on November 21, 2016.
Tom Curry | November 21, 2016
Eli S. Lederman is quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine's Legal Feeds Blog piece Judge sides with former Leafs player in contract dispute over nude photo on November 18, 2016.
Eli S. Lederman | November 18, 2016
Canada’s leading litigation practice promotes four associates.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the New York Times article Battle Over Indians’ Name and Logo Moves to the World Series on October 22, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 24, 2016
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the New York Times / AP articled Cleveland Indians Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 18, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Canadian Press / TSN article Activist seeks injunction against 'Cleveland Indians' name and logo on October 16, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 17, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the ESPN article Judge asks how ALCS will be played if Indians logo banned on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 17, 2016
Scott Rollwagen speaks on Paton Estate v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in the Law Times article Court opens door to extending liability to gamblers on October 10, 2016.
Scott Rollwagen | October 13, 2016
William C. McDowell is quoted in the Lexpert article Libel Crosses Borders: Court rules Israeli paper can be sued in Ontario on September 21, 2016.
William C. McDowell | September 22, 2016
Nina Bombier is quoted in the article Top court widens scope for appeals of insurance contract disputes on Canadian Lawyer's website. The article focuses on the September 15, 2016 decision reached in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co.
Nina Bombier | September 16, 2016
In a rare, unanimous 5-judge decision, Hospira Healthcare Corporation v Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, the Federal Court of Appeal has held that Prothonotaries are reviewable according to Housen v. Nikolaisen, overturning a long line of prior authority. The decision is believed to be the first unanimous 5-judge decision of the Federal Court of Appeal.
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed for the article Ruling opens door to umbrella purchaser suits for the August 22, 2016 issue of the Law Times.
Paul-Erik Veel | August 22, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Ontario makes a call, U.S. on hold from the July 2016 issue of The Bottom Line.
Monique Jilesen | August 22, 2016
Nearly half of the firm’s lawyers recognized among Canada’s foremost practitioners
August 10, 2016
Canada’s Leading litigation practice has third lawyer ranked on Top 25 list
Ian Binnie | August 3, 2016
Monique Jilesen is mentioned in the June issue of Advocacy Matters, with insight on how to manage your relationships via social media.
Monique Jilesen | June 28, 2016
This year, the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory increased the number of Lenczner Slaght lawyers ranked among the best in Canada to 23, up from 20 in 2015.
June 22, 2016
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles, and Andrew Porter of Lenczner Slaght acted as counsel to the Law Society of Upper Canada before the Court of Appeal for Ontario concerning the finding of professional misconduct and one month suspension imposed by the Law Society Tribunal’s Appeal Division following a lengthy discipline hearing into the lawyer’s unprofessional conduct in court.
Following a lengthy trial, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has determined that former York employees played key roles in several significant frauds.
Andrew Skodyn | June 6, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the World Bank cannot be compelled to produce internal documents from an investigation into foreign corruption that resulted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police laying criminal charges in Canada.
On April 28, 2016, Ian Binnie C.C., Q.C. spoke at the The 4th Annual Toronto Lawyers Association Bench and Bar Young Lawyers Soirée, addressing over 140 junior lawyers. The event was featured on Precedent Magazine's website.
Ian Binnie | May 4, 2016Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky launch class action suit against Mercedes-Benz over diesel emissions
Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky have combined forces to launch a class proceeding against Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc., Daimler AG, and other defendants...
Canada's leading litigation practice recognized in tier one for 14 consecutive years.
March 30, 2016
Sana Halwani is mentioned in the article, which appeared in Canadian Lawyer Magazine. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)
Sana Halwani | March 21, 2016Court paves way for professional accountant regulator to pursue claim against former corporate director who settled securities class-action lawsuit
Shara N. Roy was quoted in a March 2, 2016 article from Canadian Underwriter in an article focusing on a recent court ruling allowing the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario to pursue action against the former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest Corp. following the company reaching a settlement in a class action lawsuit.
Shara N. Roy | March 2, 2016
Canada's leading litigation practice once again tops the list of litigation firms in the 2016 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
February 4, 2016
Canada's leading litigation practice acted as counsel on the top case in Lexpert's annual ranking
January 11, 2016
Recognition of Lenczner Slaght lawyers as Canada's Leading Cross-Border Litigators Endures
December 8, 2015
Rebecca Jones recognized as leading lawyer under 40
Rebecca Jones | November 20, 2015
Seven lawyers singled out by peers as leading practitioners in their field.
November 10, 2015
Alan J. Lenczner | October 6, 2015
Ethier and Skodyn singled out as leading lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation
Andrew Skodyn | October 5, 2015
Canada's leading litigation firm takes first ever Chambers Canada award for Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
October 2, 2015
Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 50 lawyers
Half of the firm's lawyers are ranked as leading practitioners and three named "Lawyer of the Year" in the latest Best Lawyers Directory.
August 24, 2015
Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized for litigation in 2015 Who's Who Legal.
August 20, 2015
Monique Jilesen was quoted in Law Times on August 17, 2015 on the Court of Appeal decision in Rea v. Wildeboer involving a public company where the specific allegations, essentially of insider trading or self-dealing, solely involved harm to the corporation as opposed to harming the specific interests of a shareholder.
Monique Jilesen | August 17, 2015
Eli Lederman was quoted in Canadian Lawyer InHouse on July 20, 2015 regarding the decision in Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. v. Veresen Inc., 2015 ONCA 514, a significant case concerning the implication of contractual terms.
Eli S. Lederman | July 20, 2015
Paul-Erik Veel | July 20, 2015
Shara Roy was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on July 17, 2015 regarding the Alberta Securities Commission announcement that most orders and settlement agreements made by other securities commissions across Canada will "automatically take effect."
Shara N. Roy | July 17, 2015
Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as leading practitioners.
June 25, 2015
Celebrated boutique Lenczner Slaght marries extensive trial experience with highly specialised IP know-how.
Andrew Skodyn | June 24, 2015
Monique Jilesen was quoted on the decision in the Nortel Networks Corporation case both by the Lawyers Weekly on June 19, 2015 and the July issue of Bottom Line Newspaper published by Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
Monique Jilesen | June 19, 2015
Lawrence Thacker was quoted in Law Times on June 1, 2015 in relation to the recent ruling granting carriage to a group of law firms in the Barrick Gold Corp. class action.
Lawrence E. Thacker | June 1, 2015
Lawrence Thacker was quoted in the Financial Post on May 27, 2015 in relation to the issue of mass tort litigation as an alternative to class actions.
Lawrence E. Thacker | May 27, 2015
Monique Jilesen | May 27, 2015
Eli S. Lederman | May 25, 2015