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Forty-Two Fasken Lawyers Ranked in 2020 Edition of Legal 500 Canada

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken has received a number of accolades in the 2020 edition of Legal 500 Canada.

The Firm was highlighted in 31 practice areas, six of which were designated Tier 1. The Firm’s practice areas that achieved the highest recognition are Dispute resolution, Energy and natural resources: Mining, Indigenous law, Insurance, Labour and employment, and Telecoms.

Forty-two Fasken lawyers were recognized, with 29 of them listed as Leading Individuals, including: Mark Andrews QC, Tony Baldanza, Michael Bourassa, Brian Burkett, Koker Christensen, Richard Clare, Tracey Cohen QC, Rosalind Cooper, Geoff Cowper QC, Laurence Dunbar, Peter Feldberg, Matthew Ghikas, Douglas Gilbert, Al Gourley, Brian Graves, John Grieve QC, Jon Holmstrom, Brian Kelsall, Jay Kerr-Wilson, Peter Kirby, Peter Mantas, Robert McDowell, Barbara Miller, Kevin O’Callaghan, Ella Plotkin, Clifford Sosnow, John Torrey, John Turner and Stephen Whitehead.

Twelve partners were chosen as Next Generation lawyers, including: Sarah Armstrong, Karam Bayrakal, Christopher Bystrom, Pierre-Olivier Charlebois, Tony Di Domenico, Johanna Fipke, Sarah Gingrich, Brenden Hunter, Kibben Jackson, Thomas Meagher, Andrew Nunes and Krisztián Tóth. Fasken associate, Michael Shortt, was selected as a Rising Star.

A full review of the Firm’s rankings can be found here.

About The Legal 500

For the last 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world. Its rankings are based on the results of research, including written submissions from law firms, interviews with lawyers and feedback from client references. They highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

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