August 6, 2014

Another Lenczner Slaght Lawyer Named Top 25 Most Influential

Peter Griffin recognized as one of Canada's Most Influential Lawyers in corporate-commercial law.

Lenczner Slaght's Managing Partner, Peter Griffin, has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 25 Most Influential lawyers in the category of corporate-commercial Law. Peter is now the second Lenczner Slaght lawyer to receive this honour following Alan Lenczner's recognition in 2013 within the same category.

Canadian lawyer received 120 nominations, which the internal panel whittled down to the 100 candidates who met the criteria. An astounding 6,112 people voted and commented on those who they thought were the most influential in the profession over the past 18 months.

The final list of 25 is based on that poll with input from the internal editorial panel. Top 25 is split into five areas of influence. The top five in each of the following categories have made the final list: corporate-commercial law; changemakers; criminal and human rights law; government, associations, and non-profits including public inquiries and officers of Parliament.

Gail Cohen, editor in chief of Canadian Lawyer, emphasizes that the list is not just about the biggest deal or the most media coverage: "The Top 25 is about a level of respect, the ability to influence public opinion, and help shape the laws of this country; contribution to the strength and quality of legal services; and social and political influence and involvement."

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