September 16, 2015

Lenczner Slaght Welcomes 3 New Associates

Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 50 lawyers

Lenczner Slaght welcomes three new associates whose growing practices focus on corporate-commercial, professional liability, intellectual property and administrative law.

Mentored by senior Lenczner Slaght litigators, Laura Robinson and Robert Trenker have sourced invaluable experience in every area of litigation practice as members of the Lenczner Slaght team since they were summer students.  James Holtom, former law clerk to the Honourable Justice David Statas of the Federal Court of Appeal, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in deliberations on cases in the areas of intellectual property, administrative law, tax law and civil procedure.

"We are pleased that these talented young lawyers have joined our firm. We take pride in mentoring young lawyers shaping and sharpening their abilities as strong future advocates" said Peter Griffin, Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght.

LAURA ROBINSON has a developing practice encompassing a range of civil litigation areas, including professional liability and regulation, commercial disputes and health law.  Prior to joining the firm, Laura completed internships at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Jerusalem, Israel, and at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands.  She also held a student position at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

ROBERT TRENKER has a developing practice covering a range of areas including corporate-commercial, administrative law and professional liability.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Robert summered and articled at the firm, assisting on a variety of matters including receivership applications, injunctions and discplinary prosecutions.

JAMES S.S. HOLTOM'S practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation. As an articling student, James served clients in complex patent, trade-mark and copyright disputes as well as administrative law matters in the pharmaceutical sector at all levels of court, including drafting submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada. James' law school awarded him several prizes for academic standing in the study of patent and trust law.

Recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in complex, high-profile cases across the country. The firm's lawyers are distinguished by their depth of courtroom experience. They appear regularly at all levels of the federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Lenczner Slaght is known for its wealth of talent: the firm's partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, lead a recruitment and mentoring program that attracts gifted litigators committed to upholding the highest professional standards.

From commercial disputes, class actions and cross-border disputes to administrative law and professional regulation, Lenczner Slaght brings expert strategy – backed by rigorous research, skilled data management and solid administrative support – to demanding cases in all areas of litigation. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based firm has a diverse roster of clients that ranges from individuals and small businesses, to large and multinational companies, to professional associations and regulatory bodies. The firm's 47 lawyers are focused exclusively on litigation.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Marly Stern
Coordinator,Marketing and Business Development
416-865-9500 ext 315