November 29, 2017

Lenczner Slaght is Named a Top-Tier Firm in Legal 500 Rankings

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.

Based on comprehensive research, client feedback, submissions, and interviews with leading lawyers in the industry, the Legal 500 rankings highlight the “practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.”

Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)

Legal 500 considers Lenczner Slaght a “premier” litigation firm that is “among the best in the country” for dispute resolution with its “effective combination of senior partners and experienced mid-level lawyers”. In particular, Peter Griffin is considered “the most in-demand litigator in Canada” and Tom Curry is known as “absolutely first-class” for complex cases.

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Intellectual Property (Tier 4)

Recommended Lawyers: Melanie Baird, Sana Halwani, Andrew Skodyn, and Tom Curry.

Our IP litigation team is acknowledged for its particular expertise in the pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. The editorial particularly notes Andrew Skodyn’s expert advice to IBM in trademark infringement proceedings and Tom Curry’s patent litigation work representing Pfizer. Legal 500 also states that the team’s expertise has been strengthened by the additions of Sana Halwani and Melanie Baird as partners.

Competition and Antitrust (Tier 4)

Recommended Lawyers: Tom Curry

Lenczner Slaght is noted for its “significant volume of high-stakes competition law cases” and Tom Curry’s class actions work representing Fujitsu.

Labour and Employment (Tier 5)

Recommended Lawyers: Matthew B. Lerner, and Matthew Sammon.

Lenczner Slaght is ranked for its extensive employment litigation expertise and experience in “assisting clients with establishing policies”. Legal 500 particularly identifies Matthew Sammon, for his experience in disputes involving wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets, and Matthew B. Lerner as a recommended leading lawyer.

About the Legal 500
The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria that recognize the practice area teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.