September 7, 2021

Lenczner Slaght Welcomes Katelyn Leonard

Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add to its bench strength with the addition of a new associate.

Katelyn is an advocate with a broad litigation practice, which includes complex commercial disputes, class actions, administrative proceedings, appeals, and competition, intellectual property, and securities litigation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Katelyn Leonard,” says Managing Partner, Tom Curry. “She brings an impressive record of experience across a broad range of areas of practice and we look forward to adding her expertise and enthusiasm to our team.”

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Katelyn practiced at a large national firm, where she represented clients in civil and regulatory proceedings. She specialized in competition law, foreign investment, and intellectual property litigation, while also maintaining a broad civil litigation practice. She also worked on Supreme Court of Canada appeals and an intervention in the areas of competition law and copyright.

Katelyn completed her law degree at Western University where she competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, worked as a research assistant in international criminal law, co-chaired the Western Law advocacy committee, and advised small businesses as a case manager with the Western Business Law Clinic. She also completed an internship with Global Affairs Canada, at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Prior to attending law school, Katelyn had a successful career with the Ontario Public Service, principally the Ministry of the Attorney General. She developed business and organizational strategies to ensure the success of large-scale and transformational change initiatives, primarily focused on improving the efficacy of the criminal justice system.

In addition to her practice, Katelyn participates in pro bono programs through Pro Bono Ontario. She sits on both the University of Toronto Woodsworth College Alumni Association board of directors and the Woodsworth College Council. Katelyn also mentors several law students and aspiring law students.

Welcome, Katelyn!