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Awards

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  


■ Tamara O’Connell, an associate with Smart & Biggar in Toronto, achieved the highest overall mark in the 2015 Patent Agent Examination. O’Connell was awarded the J. Edward Maybee Memorial Prize on Sept. 30 in Quebec City.

Appointments

■ Neal Livingston is the new global chief financial officer at Dentons. Livingston joins the firm from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he had served as managing director and general manager of the global trade and transaction services since 2013.

■ Miller Thomson Toronto partner James Klotz has been elected as secretary-general of the International Bar Association. A distinguished international business lawyer specializing in the fields of anti-corruption and governance, Klotz is only the third Canadian to hold this position within the IBA in the last half century.

Announcements

■ Keslassy Freedman LLP has opened its doors in Toronto. Jonathan Keslassy and Adam Freedman specialize in corporate law, litigation and estate planning.

■ Sutts, Strosberg LLP is expanding its Toronto office and will target commercial and competition law litigation. The firm, known for its class action suits, has added litigators David Wingfield and Nicholas Cartel to its Toronto office. Wingfield is a former senior general counsel with the federal Department of Justice. Cartel was a former counsel with the antitrust/competition law division of the Department of Justice.