Gowlings welcomes 17 new partners

11 January 2016

Gowlings is pleased to announce the admission of 17 new partners to its firm-wide partnership. The new partners span the firm’s Canadian offices, and represent a diverse range of expertise in the areas of business law, litigation and intellectual property law.

“We’re delighted to welcome these exceptionally talented lawyers to our partnership,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, Gowlings CEO. “While each partner brings their own unique skills, experience and perspectives to their practice, they share an unwavering commitment to delivering practical, effective legal solutions that help our clients succeed — both in Canada and around the world.”

The admission of the new partners comes in advance of the launch of Gowling WLG, a new international law firm that will be created through Gowlings’ upcoming combination with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, a leading U.K.-based firm.

Gowlings' 17 new partners are:

Alexander Bayus — Commercial Litigation, Montréal
Leila Burden Nixon — Financial Services, Toronto
Daniel Cole — Advertising, Marketing & Regulatory Affairs, Toronto
D.E. Gordon Cudney — Corporate Finance, Ottawa
Graham H.H. Darling — Business Law, Waterloo Region
Emma Kenley — Restructuring & Insolvency/Financial Services, Hamilton
Jennifer Koschinsky — Restructuring & Insolvency/Employment & Labour, Calgary
Martin Lapner — Medical Defence, Ottawa
Aubrey Lasky — Corporate Finance/M&A, Waterloo Region
Jaclyn Marmara — Real Estate/Financial Services, Ottawa
Birch K. Miller — Employment & Labour/Privacy, Calgary
Derrick S. Pagenkopf — Litigation, Calgary
Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel — Intellectual Property, Toronto
Jonathan B. Ross — Restructuring & Insolvency, Vancouver
Michael James Schalke — Employment & Labour, Vancouver
John Sorensen — Tax, Toronto
Steve R. Will — Corporate Finance and M&A, Calgary

About Gowlings

Gowlings is a leading Canadian and international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals delivering a full range of business law, litigation and intellectual property law services to a global clientele. In 2016, the firm is combining with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co to create a new international law firm called Gowling WLG.

At launch, Gowling WLG will have more than 1,400 professionals in 18 cities across Canada, the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It will provide clients with world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors, and will be the first international legal combination to be co-led by a Canadian firm.

Gowling WLG will be an international law firm consisting of independent and autonomous entities providing services around the world. Learn more about our structure.