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Lexpert Recognizes Lenczner Slaght’s Professional ExcellenceView article
April 12, 2018April 12, 2018
Lenczner Slaght Receives Top Tier Ranking in Benchmark LitigationView article
April 4, 2018April 4, 2018
Will McDowell Inducted into the American College of Trial LawyersView article
William C. McDowell | March 5, 2018William C. McDowell | March 5, 2018
Lenczner Slaght Ranked for the 16th Consecutive Year in Chambers Global...View article
February 15, 2018February 15, 2018
News & Media
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
Our expertise and experience has led clients to trust us with cases that need skilled trial counsel from the start of the case through to the final...
Almost half of the leading litigation firm’s lawyers are recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada.
August 22, 2017
Benchmark Litigation has recognized seven Lenczner Slaght partners as the most promising emerging talent in their respective fields.
August 2, 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
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
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal green lights discrimination case against Cleveland major league baseball team name and logo.
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.
Canada’s leading litigation firm and its expert lawyers are ranked once again by Chambers & Partners for their exceptional litigation work.
September 28, 2017
Lenczner Slaght races to raise money to help give kids with cancer the chance to be a kid!
May 14, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Jonathan Chen | April 3, 2017
Lenczner Slaght lawyers have collectively spent over 6,500 days in hearings of all types. That’s over 25 years of being in courtrooms or...
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add exceptional litigators to its IP talent portfolio.
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.
Nearly half of the firm’s lawyers recognized among Canada’s foremost practitioners
August 10, 2016
Ontario Superior Court of Justice awards $5.5 million to Atos Inc following successful trial
December 8, 2016
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
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
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
Canada's leading litigation practice is once again ranked #1 in The 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
January 21, 2014
Talented lawyers continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm.
Christopher Yung | July 21, 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
Canada's leading litigation practice continues to add new names to the list.
June 3, 2014
12 Lenczner Slaght leading litigators are ranked in Benchmark Litigation's 2017 directory.
April 20, 2017
Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as leading practitioners.
June 25, 2015
Recognition of Lenczner Slaght lawyers as Canada's Leading Cross-Border Litigators Endures
December 8, 2015
13 Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized in the 2015 Benchmark Litigation Directory.
March 30, 2015
14 Lenczner Slaght litigators ranked in Lexpert 2014 Guide to the Leading U.S/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
December 18, 2014
Nearly half of the firm's 49 lawyers are ranked as leading practitioners and two named "Lawyer of the Year" in the latest Best Lawyers Directory.
August 27, 2014
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
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
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
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
Lenczner Slaght lawyers have acted for clients in over 17,000 cases of all types. From complex commercial disputes to professional regulatory matters...
The firm’s litigators earned the top rankings alongside full-service, national and international counterparts in the litigation categories.
March 29, 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
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
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
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.
Canada's leading litigation practice recognized in tier one for 14 consecutive years.
March 30, 2016
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.
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
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Patrick A. Wright | April 10, 2017
Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 50 lawyers
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Third-party litigation funding on January 3, 2017.
Monique Jilesen | January 4, 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
Canada’s Leading litigation practice has third lawyer ranked on Top 25 list
Ian Binnie | August 3, 2016
Legal 500 Canada recommends Lenczner Slaght in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment Law.
December 29, 2014
Canada's leading litigation practice also wins two national impact cases.
February 13, 2013
The Advocates’ Society honours Monique Jilesen with the 2017 Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Monique Jilesen | May 11, 2017
Newest partner brings together science, law, and advocacy.
Sana Halwani | March 6, 2017
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.
Canada’s leading litigation practice promotes four associates.
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article Decision brings clarity to Limitations Act on May 8, 2017.
Tom Curry | May 8, 2017
Andrew Skodyn was quoted in this article in the June/July Issue of Canadian Lawyer InHouse, which first appeared on canadianlawyermag.com/inhouse.
Andrew Skodyn | May 27, 2014
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
Following a lengthy trial, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has determined that former York employees played key roles in several significant frauds.
Canadian Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Taking Place in Halifax.
Monique Jilesen was quoted in Law Times on whether online courts and dispute resolution are in Ontario's future and what that would mean to lawyers.
Monique Jilesen | March 2, 2015
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Lexpert / Report on Business article Keeping it Affordable from November 25, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | November 25, 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 remains highly regarded for 13 consecutive years.
April 2, 2015
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
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
Lenczner Slaght Lawyers listed in the year-end Lexpert Special Edition published in conjunction with Report on Business magazine.
December 3, 2014
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
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, 2016
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
Seven lawyers singled out by peers as leading practitioners in their field.
November 10, 2015
Matthew Sammon was quoted in LawTimes on November 10, 2014 regarding summary judgment and employment law: Ontario lawyers are embracing summary judgment motions for a variety of matters, especially since the Supreme Court weighed in on the issue in Hryniak v. Mauldin.
Matthew Sammon | November 10, 2014
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
Canada's leading litigation practice gains two new widely admired lawyers.
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
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
Canada's leading litigation practice is once again ranked #1 in The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
January 6, 2015
Lenczner Slaght litigator joining 12 member OSC initiative.
Shara N. Roy | February 7, 2017
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Admissibility and Perceived Conflict in the December 2016 issue of Lexpert Magazine.
Monique Jilesen | November 22, 2016
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, 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
Canada's leading litigation practice has 22 professionals in the 2014 Best Lawyers list.
August 12, 2013
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
Nina Bombier was quoted in the September 1, 2014 issue of Law Times on handling delays in compliance with undertakings.
Nina Bombier | September 1, 2014
Andrew Skodyn was quoted in the April, 2015 issue of Canadian Lawyer addressing updates and developments currently taking place in the arena of life sciences.
Andrew Skodyn | April 15, 2015
Following the webinar on Practical Tools to Reduce your Organization's Risk with Social Media Use which took place on October 17, 2014, Matthew Sammon, Jaan Lilles and Dena Varah were quoted in an article in the Winter issue of the CCCA Magazine which highlights the key takeaways.
William C. McDowell | August 14, 2014
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
Ethier and Skodyn singled out as leading lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation
Andrew Skodyn | October 5, 2015
Canada's leading litigation practice remains in Band 1 for 12th consecutive year.
March 25, 2014
Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 20 partners with newest additions.
Rebecca Jones | January 28, 2014
William C. McDowell and Ryan Stewart Breedon obtained a rare stay of a discipline prosecution by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
William C. McDowell | February 28, 2011
Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners.
May 29, 2012
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to announce that Partner William C. McDowell was re-elected to a second term as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
William C. McDowell | May 5, 2015Lenczner Slaght Celebrates the Winners of Western Law's 2014 Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Competition in Legal Ethics Moot
Lenczner Slaght is a proud supporter of Western Law's 5th annual "Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Competition in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot".
Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 53 lawyers.
Lawrence Thacker was quoted in the October 3, issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.
Lawrence E. Thacker | October 3, 2014
Alan J. Lenczner, Q.C. acts for villagers from Ecuador's rainforest which filed a lawsuit in Canada against Chevron to compel the company to comply with...
Alan J. Lenczner | November 30, 2012
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed in a PrecedentJD article about finding a job as a lawyer after clerking.
Paul-Erik Veel | February 28, 2017
Monique Jilesen honoured with Lexpert Rising Star award.
Monique Jilesen | December 4, 2012
Rebecca Jones is quoted in the April 20, 2015 issue of Law Times on summary judgements and class actions.
Rebecca Jones | April 22, 2015
Eli Lederman, Jon Laxer and Constanza Pauchulo were mentioned in the Financial Post on November 13, 2014 in relation to their involvement in a leading Supreme Court of Canada case on good faith in contracts (Bhasin v. Hrynew et al.)
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles and Paul-Erik Veel were quoted in the September, 2014 issue of Lexpert Magazine in relation to Commissioner of Competition v. Rogers Communications Inc. et al.
Alan J. Lenczner | August 31, 2014
Celebrated boutique Lenczner Slaght marries extensive trial experience with highly specialised IP know-how.
Andrew Skodyn | June 24, 2015
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 was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on February 6, 2015 in relation to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Tom Curry | February 12, 2015
Tom Curry was quoted in an article on canadianlawyermag.com where he was joined by the Honourable Justice Colin L. Campbell, Q.C. and Greg MacKenzie, General Counsel for 407ETR on a panel at the April 7, 2014 CCCA National Conference moderated by Marguerite Ethier.
Tom Curry | April 14, 2014
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 practice acted as counsel on the top case in Lexpert's annual ranking
January 11, 2016
Andrew Skodyn was quoted in the August 2014 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine on the 'promise of the patent'.
Andrew Skodyn | August 11, 2014
Lenczner Slaght included in the list of Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Litigation Boutiques. As found by a survey completed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Tom Curry | April 2, 2012
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