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Five Top Honours for Fasken at 2019 Benchmark Canada Awards

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Robert S. Harrison Inducted in the Benchmark Hall of Fame

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken took home five top wins at the Benchmark Canada 2019 Awards, highlighting the strength of the firm’s litigation team and client work. Partner Robert S. Harrison was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted in the Benchmark Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held March 7 in Toronto.

This year’s results reconfirm the exceptional client work and sterling reputation of our Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Fasken was a finalist in 19 categories and came out on top in the following:

  • British Columbia Firm of the Year
  • Class Action Firm of the Year
  • Energy / Resource Litigation Firm of the Year
  • Product Liability Firm of the Year
  • High Impact Case of the Year for the Site C File

Robert Harrison has been identified by Benchmark Canada as a "litigation star" and one of Canada's top 50 trial lawyers. Ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada's leading litigators, he is also recognized for his expertise in the current surveys of Chambers Global, and Best Lawyers in Canada. Robert has litigated cases in many areas of substantive law, including in relation to securities, financial institutions, shareholders' remedies, insurance coverage, directors and officers liability, environmental litigation, intellectual property, and injunctions. He regularly makes presentations on trial advocacy for the Advocates' Society and served on the Ontario Civil Rules Committee for six years. Robert is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a Charter Member of the Trial Law Institute and the Diversity Law Institute.

The Benchmark Canada awards honour the best of the litigation practices listed in the Benchmark Canada publication. The nominees are determined from both firm submissions and peer review, followed by interviews with Canadian litigators, clients and market commentators. The shortlists and subsequent winners are derived from concurrent research conducted for the 2018 edition of Benchmark Canada during the last three months of 2018.

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