November 17, 2017

Lexpert Names Shara Roy as a 2017 Rising Star

Canada’s leading litigation firm adds to its roster of Rising Stars under 40 with the seventh lawyer recognized.

Shara Roy was recognized as a 2017 Lexpert Rising Star at last night’s gala dinner at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto.

This honour is given to lawyers under the age 40 who have an outstanding track record of success in their field, are recognized leaders in the community, and are contributors to their firm’s success. They are nominated by their peers as being at the top of their game in leadership, professional achievements, business acumen, adaptability, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Shara is a deserving winner.

Shara specializes in complex, bet-the-company cases. Combining broad experience in commercial litigation, securities, insolvency, class actions, and professional negligence, with a commitment to winning, Shara is a powerful advocate. She takes complex problems, distills them to their essence and finds the path to victory. She also drives the firm’s practice forward as a co-lead of the securities litigation practice and a co-chair of the student program.

Shara is also a recognized leader in her community. In 2017, Shara co-chaired an event raising thousands of dollars to support LEAF, she is the Deputy Chair of Malachy’s Soiree, a benefit for St. Michael Hospital’s NICU, an active member of the United Way and OSC, and is a mentor to students and younger lawyers through the University of Toronto and the Ontario Bar Association.

“Shara represents the best of tomorrow’s leaders of the Bar today,” says Managing Partner, Peter Griffin. “She exemplifies not only commitment to the highest level of advocacy in the pursuit and protection of her clients’ interests, but a broad commitment to community interests and diversity in the practice of law.”

Shara joins Lenczner Slaght partners Rebecca Jones, Eli Lederman, Matthew Sammon, Monique Jilesen, Mark Veneziano, and Peter Osborne in the select group of Canadian lawyers singled out for this prestigious recognition.

About Lexpert Rising Stars
Lexpert Rising Star nominations are put forth by colleagues, whether in private or public practice. Finalists are selected by Lexpert's independent selection committee. The award celebrates lawyers born in 1977 or later who practice in any area of business law and have demonstrated outstanding leadership in career and community matters.