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BLG Further Solidifies Leadership Position in Canadian Class Actions

Toronto (September 14, 2017) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Glenn Zakaib and Jean Saint-Onge have joined our Class Actions Group, complementing a national team of lawyers at the forefront of class actions defence.

Mr. Zakaib joins BLG’s Toronto office as National Co-chair of the Class Actions Group. Mr. Zakaib will continue his robust class actions defence practice and will be working with Co-chair Brad Dixon, of BLG’s Vancouver office, to provide strategic direction and coordination of the Class Actions Group. Mr. Saint-Onge joins as senior counsel in BLG’s Montréal office with responsibilities for further enhancing the strategic direction and management of class actions defended in Québec.

"We are delighted to welcome Glenn and Jean to the Firm," said Sean Weir, National Managing Partner and CEO. "BLG is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in order to provide our clients with excellence in service; both Glenn and John are outstanding lawyers and are recognized for their experience managing and litigating all aspects of class actions.”

Glenn and Jean bring additional talent and depth to BLG’s highly accomplished Class Actions Group, which has successfully defended private and public sector entities across the country including many precedent-setting class actions in industries such as securitiesbankingcompetitionconstructionhealth, and consumer and industrial products.

"The addition of Glenn and Jean to our Class Actions Group enhances our ability to deliver top notch class actions expertise combined with extensive subject matter expertise ensuring our clients will receive practical, effective and timely advice,” said Cindy Clarke, National Group Head, Specialized Litigation. “Having the right expertise — a national team of individuals who bring their collective strengths together for the benefit of our clients — is critical to our approach in helping manage the reputational, business and financial risks of class action litigation.”

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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