Strong showing for Gowling WLG in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

10 August 2016

Gowling WLG has earned 262 rankings across 49 practice areas in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. These results represent another strong showing for the firm in one of the country's leading legal directories.

In a prestigious new category that distinguishes the top law firm in Canada for a specific practice area, Gowling WLG was named "Firm of the Year" for Intellectual Property Law.

As well, 11 Gowling WLG professionals attained the elite "Lawyer of the Year" award - an accolade considered particularly significant as it is given to the individual lawyer with the highest voting average in their region and practice area.

The following professionals were named "Lawyer of the Year":

Gowling WLG was also the top-ranked law firm in Canada, by number of lawyers listed, for Advertising & Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law.

Overall, 167 individual Gowling WLG professionals were included in the guide, with 61 lawyers listed in more than one area:

Aboriginal Law
Jean-Sébastien Clément
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
John Hurley

Administrative and Public Law
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
François L'Heureux
Laura B. Stewart
Wendy J. Wagner

Advertising and Marketing Law
Brian R. Fraser
Paule Hamelin
John G. Leckie
Brenda L. Pritchard
Lewis Retik
André Rivest
Joel B. Taller
Susan Vogt

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Luc Deshaies
James T. Eamon, QC
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson
D. Lynne Watt

Appellate Practice
Brian A. Crane, QC
Louis A. Frapporti

Asset-Based Lending Practice
David B. Kierans

Banking and Finance Law
David F.W. Cohen
Guy David
David B. Kierans
Leigh Ann Sheather
Derrick Tay
William J. Walker
Derek Winnett

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Ross F. Earnshaw

Biotechnology Law
Paul Armitage
Anthony G. Creber
Hélène D'Iorio
Brian G. Kingwell
Anita Nador
John Norman
Christopher C. Van Barr

Class Action Litigation
Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
John E. Callaghan
James T. Eamon, QC
Scott Kugler
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Steven I. Sofer
Mary M. Thomson
William L. Vanveen

Commercial Leasing Law
Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Susan D. Rosen
Laurie J. Sanderson

Construction Law
Neil S. Abbott
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis-Pierre Grégoire
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Barrie Marshall, QC
Kerry R. Powell

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
Joëlle Boisvert
Todd J. Burke
John E. Callaghan
Clifford I. Cole
Brian A. Crane, QC
James T. Eamon, QC
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis A. Frapporti
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Martin L. Palleson
James S. Peacock, QC
Guy Poitras
Malcolm N. Ruby
Steven I. Sofer

Denis St-Onge
Shayne P. Strukoff, QC
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson

Corporate Law
Robert Dorion
Peter D. Fairey
Paul H. Harricks
Derek S. Keay
Pierre Lissoir
W. David Petras
Wayne B. Warren

Defamation and Media Law
Mark Bantey
Richard G. Dearden

Director and Officer Liability Practice
Robert L. Armstrong
David C. Bishop
Gary D. Graham
Kenneth J. Warren, QC

Energy Law
Richard Gushue, QC
Paul H. Harricks
John Hurley
David J. McFadden, QC
James H. Smellie

Energy Regulatory Law
Paule Hamelin
Paul H. Harricks
John Hurley
Pierre Legault
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie

Environmental Law
Wally Braul
Harry Dahme
Jennifer Danahy
Mira Gauvin
Mark L. Madras
Natalie Mullins
Rod Northey

Equipment Finance Law
David B. Kierans

Family Law
Carol A. Crawford

Franchise Law
Joëlle Boisvert
Peter VanVliet Snell
Debi M. Sutin

Health Care Law
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Maureen Murphy
Robert Sheahan
Mary M. Thomson

Immigration Law
Bill MacGregor

Information Technology Law
Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Stephen Cross
Robert A. Fashler
Derek S. Keay

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Patrice Benoit
Colin D. Brousson
Andrew Bury, QC
Alex MacFarlane
John I. McLean, QC
Clifton P. Prophet
Jennifer Stam
Denis St-Onge
Derrick Tay

Insurance Law
Mike Adlem
David C. Bishop
Owen Jones
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Pasquale C. Peloso
Paul J. Stein, QC

Intellectual Property Law
Paul D. Blanchard
James H. Buchan
Stéphane E. Caron
Regina M. Corrigan
Monique M. Couture
Anthony G. Creber
Michael Crichton
Hélène D'Iorio
Robert A. Fashler
Stephen Ferance
Brian R. Fraser
Douglas G.H. Fyfe
Kelly Gill
Doak Horne
Scott Jolliffe
Brian G. Kingwell
Brian Y. Lee
James E. Longwell
Robert A. MacDonald
Frank Mulock
Christopher J. Pibus
Brenda L. Pritchard
Marc Richard
Kevin Sartorio
Patrick Stewart Smith
Giovanna Spataro
Jane B.H. Steinberg
Christopher C. Van Barr
Susan Vogt
Jennifer L. Wilkie

International Trade and Finance Law
Richard G. Dearden
Wendy J. Wagner

Labour and Employment Law
David Corry, QC
Allen V. Craig
Luc Deshaies
P.A. Neena Gupta
Mark Josselyn
David K. Law
Laura L. Mensch
Pierre Pilote
Melanie Polowin
Elisa Scali
R. Ross Wells

Legal Malpractice Law
Ross F. Earnshaw

Media Law
Mark Bantey

Medical Negligence
Taryn C. Burnett
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Paul A. Millican
James S. Peacock, QC
Tim Ryan
Mary M. Thomson

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Robert Dorion
Peter D. Fairey

Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
W. Ian Palm
Kathleen M. Ritchie

Mining Law
Cyndi D. Laval

Municipal Law
John S. Doherty
Michael S. Polowin

Natural Resources Law
John Hurley
James H. Smellie
Tina M. Woodside

Oil & Gas Law
Ian A. Mondrow
James H. Smellie

Personal Injury Litigation
Mark O. Charron
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Paul A. Millican
James S. Peacock, QC
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson

Private Funds Law
Luc Lissoir

Product Liability Law
David C. Bishop
Domenic A. Crolla
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
James S. Peacock, QC
Malcolm N. Ruby
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson
Alan West

Project Finance Law
Merie-Anne Beavis
Darryl J. Brown
Paul H. Harricks
Faithe H. Holder
David B. Kierans

Public Procurement Law
Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real Estate Law
Darryl J. Brown
Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Wayne A. Kerrick
Alain Lalonde
Mark A. McHughan
Andrew L. Oppenheim, QC
Michael S. Polowin
Laurie J. Sanderson

Securities Law
Daniel M. Allen
Guy David
Cyndi D. Laval

Luc Lissoir
Martin L. Palleson
Steven I. Sofer
Tina M. Woodside

Tax Law
Daniel Lacelle
Greg Lindsey
John Sorensen
David P. Stevens

Technology Law
Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Keith Desjardins
Robert A. Fashler
Thomas K. Hunter
Derek S. Keay
Brian Y. Lee
W. Ian Palm
W. David Petras

Trusts and Estates
Robert R. Hagerman
David P. Stevens

Workers' Compensation Law
David K. Law