News Release

Lenczner Slaght Congratulates Three New Partners

Canada's leading litigation practice increases to 23 partners.

January 27, 2015

Lenczner Slaght, the Toronto-based litigation firm, proudly congratulates three outstanding advocates to its partnership. All have gained both depth and breadth of experience as associates in the firm's unparalleled mentorship program, led by senior litigators.

Jaan Lilles brings a wide range of litigation experience from professional liability and medical malpractice, through commercial disputes and class actions, to employment and administrative law. Already recognized in Best Lawyers, he has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and before many administrative tribunals. For his Masters of Law, Jaan wrote a thesis on "The Common Law Right to Privacy".

Shara Roy has acted for clients on some of the most complex and high-profile commercial cases, including for Ernst & Young in the Sino-Forest proceedings and for the Special Committee of Coventree Inc.  Shara has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, and regularly appears before regulatory tribunals.  She is a frequent speaker on topics of advocacy skills and commercial and securities litigation.

Dena Varah has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, representing client in corporate and commercial litigation, oppression claims, professional negligence cases, employment/wrongful dismissal matters and administrative and insurance law. She is recognized in Best Lawyers for her expertise in Health Care law.

"We congratulate Jaan, Shara and Dena on joining our partnership", said Peter Griffin, managing partner.  "The confidence that our clients have developed in their advocacy and dispute resolution skills makes them a vital part of the strength of our firm going forward."