September 8, 2020

Lenczner Slaght Welcomes Five New Associates

Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add to its collective experience and knowledge with the addition of five exceptional associates.

Lenczner Slaght is delighted to welcome back Sean Blakeley, Mari Galloway, Katie Glowach, Devyn Noonan, and Brianne Westland as our new associates.

“This is a special day at Lenczner Slaght! We are thrilled that Sean, Mari, Katie, Devyn, and Brianne have joined us in the practice of law. They add to the strength of the firm and are an important part of our team,” says Managing Partner, Tom Curry. “I am looking forward to seeing them in action.”

Sean Blakeley’s developing practice encompasses a broad range of matters including commercial litigation, public law, employment law, and professional liability. Sean completed his JD at Western Law where he was awarded the Arthur T. Little Scholarship and Gold Medal for completing the program at the top of his class. Apart from his studies, Sean spent most of his time involved in the law school’s mooting program and on his job as a research assistant in the areas of constitutional and administrative law.

Mari Galloway’s growing practice encompasses a broad spectrum of litigation matters including corporate commercial disputes, intellectual property, and professional liability matters. Mari graduated magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa where she worked as a research assistant for the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the Refugee Hub and the Environmental Justice project. She mooted throughout her time at the University of Ottawa, participating in both the Nelligan O'Brien Payne First Year Moot Court Competition and the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot.

Katie Glowach’s developing litigation practice spans a broad range of areas including commercial litigation, public law and professional liability matters. Katie completed her JD at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law, where she was the recipient of several scholarships and prizes. While at law school, she competed in the 2019 Laskin Moot in Canadian administrative and constitutional law, where her team placed first in written advocacy. Additionally, she completed a semester-long placement at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and served as Co-Chair for the Dalhousie OUTLaw Society.

Devyn Noonan studied at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was deeply involved in the school’s mooting community, graduating with the Stephanie Fleur Couzin Medal for Mooting. In her final year of law school, Devyn served as a member of the University of Toronto’s Moot Court Committee where she acted as a co-Chief Justice of the Grand Moot, developing a moot problem that was ultimately argued in front of a panel of distinguished judges. Devyn was also extensively involved in moot coaching during her time in school. In 2019, she coached a team of four students in the Gale Cup who won top prizes in both oral and written advocacy.

Brianne Westland’s experience includes a wide range of matters in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability, employment disputes, estates litigation, and class actions. Brianne graduated from Osgoode Hall, where she was extensively involved in the clinic programs. Brianne completed an 8-month placement at Parkdale Community Legal Services as an immigration caseworker. She also worked as a student advocate for Fair Change Community Services and as a caseworker for the International Refugee Assistance Program. In her third year of law school, Brianne competed as part of Osgoode’s Jessup International Law moot team.