Lenczner Slaght Welcomes Three New Associates

Sep 10, 2013, 12:07 ET from Lenczner Slaght

Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 52 lawyers with newest additions.

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Lenczner Slaght, the Toronto-based law firm that focuses exclusively on litigation, has added three new associates with growing practices in the areas of professional liability, intellectual property and commercial litigation. All three were summer students and spent their articling year with the firm, working alongside senior lawyers and gaining the firsthand courtroom experience that is a Lenczner Slaght hallmark.

Vanessa Park-Thompson has broad litigation experience in professional liability, health law and commercial disputes, with a particular focus in intellectual property - including the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and other trademark and copyright matters. As a student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Vanessa won recognition in several moot competitions. Previously, she worked in neuroscience laboratories in Canada and France, and had research published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Constanza Pauchulo has a developing litigation practice that includes professional liability cases, class actions and commercial disputes. In addition to gaining litigation experience at the firm, Connie spent part of her articling year seconded to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). While at Osgoode Hall Law School, she participated in the Poverty Law Intensive Program, working with immigrants and refugees in the Parkdale community, and also spent a summer in the Philippines assisting a non-government organization in the area of child protection law.

Katie Pentney has experience in a range of commercial litigation areas, as well as matters of professional liability, including disciplinary prosecutions and medical malpractice. Katie represented Osgoode Hall Law School at the Baby Jessup International Law Moot in the U.S. and took part in several other moot court competitions. She also participated in an intensive program with the Social Assistance, Violence and Health Division of Parkdale Community Legal Services, appearing before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

"It is a pleasure to formally welcome these talented associates to Lenczner Slaght," said Peter Griffin, the firm's managing partner. "Over the past year we have watched them broaden their litigation experience while polishing their considerable skills. Our clients have already benefited from their intelligence, energy and focus. That positive impact will only grow as these young lawyers carry on the Lenczner Slaght commitment to the best of advocacy on behalf of our clients."

Recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in complex, high-profile cases across the country. The firm's lawyers are distinguished by their depth of courtroom experience, appearing regularly at all levels of the federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory tribunals, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Lenczner Slaght is also known for its wealth of talent: the firm's partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, lead a recruitment and mentoring program that attracts gifted litigators who are committed to upholding the highest professional standards.

From commercial disputes, class actions and cross-border disputes to administrative law and professional regulation, Lenczner Slaght brings expert strategy - backed by rigorous research, skilled data management and solid administrative support - to demanding cases in all areas of litigation. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based firm has a diverse roster of clients that ranges from individuals and small businesses, to large and multinational companies, to professional associations and regulatory bodies. The firm's 52 lawyers are focused exclusively on litigation.

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