Benchmark Canada recognizes 29 Osler lawyers as leaders

May 2, 2022

Osler is proud to announce that 29 of our lawyers were recognized as leaders in Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 issue of Benchmark Canada, its annual publication recognizing Canada’s leading litigation lawyers. These awards recognize the country’s most distinguished litigators and their firms for their exemplary work over the past 12 months. Benchmark Litigation highlights the most impactful cases, the lawyers and law firms behind them, and the litigators who have paved the way.

Our litigators were awarded a total of 25 “Litigation Stars,” three “40 & Under Hot List,” one “Top 50 Women in Litigation,” and four “Future Star” rankings across several practice areas.

Our Ontario litigation team was also given the top distinction of “Highly Recommended” and was praised for being “methodical, detailed and strategic”. Our Québec group is seen as being in “growth mode” with mention of our strategic hires, while our Alberta group is viewed as “a very big player” with both groups being “Recommended” by Benchmark.

We congratulate the following Osler lawyers on their successful inclusion in this year’s issue in the categories listed:

  • Shawn Denstedt, QC – Litigation Star – Environmental, Aboriginal, Regulatory investigations
  • Melanie Gaston – Litigation Star – Construction, Securities, Commercial, Insolvency, Oil and gas, Energy
  • Tommy Gelbman – Litigation Star – Construction, Securities, Environmental, Commercial, Oil and gas, Aboriginal, Energy
  • Martin Ignasiak – Litigation Star – Environmental, Commercial, Aboriginal, Regulatory investigations
  • Maureen Killoran, QC – Litigation Star, Top 50 Women in Litigation – Commercial, Aboriginal, Energy
  • Tristram Mallett – Litigation Star – Securities, Commercial, Class action
  • Sonia Bjorkquist – Litigation Star – Arbitration, Class action
  • Robert Carson – Litigation Star – Securities, Competition/antitrust, Commercial, Class action
  • Allan Coleman – Litigation Star – Securities, Commercial
  • Jeremy Dacks – Litigation Star – Insolvency
  • Laura Fric – Litigation Star – Securities, Commercial, Class action
  • Mark Gelowitz – Litigation Star – Securities, Commercial, Class action
  • Deborah Glendinning – Litigation Star – Product liability and recall, Class action
  • Adam Hirsh – 40 & Under Hot List, Future Star
  • Geoffrey Hunnisett – Future Star
  • Shawn Irving – Future Star
  • Paul Ivanoff – Litigation Star – Construction
  • Craig Lockwood – Litigation Star – Arbitration, Product liability and recall
  • Larry Lowenstein – Litigation Star – Securities, Commercial, Class action
  • David Morritt – Litigation Star – Class action
  • Chris Naudie – Litigation Star – Competition/antitrust, Class action
  • Mary Paterson – Litigation Star – Bankruptcy, Arbitration, Commercial, Class action
  • Lawrence Ritchie – Litigation Star – White collar crime, Securities
  • Lauren Tomasich – 40 & Under Hot List, Future Star
  • J. Bradley White – Litigation Star – Intellectual property
  • Stéphane Eljarrat – Litigation Star – White collar crime, Commercial
  • Alexandre Fallon – Litigation Star, 40 & Under Hot List – Intellectual property, Securities, Commercial, Class action
  • Céline Legendre – Litigation Star – Securities, Competition/antitrust, Product liability, Commercial, Class action
  • Éric Préfontaine – Litigation Star – Class action

View the complete list of Osler’s rankings.

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