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Dentons boosts Canadian insurance practice

Thursday, February 04, 2021 @ 2:14 PM | By John Chunn


Dentons announced that it has strengthened its insurance capabilities in Canada by adding a team of nine lawyers and legal professionals. The team joins from Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP and includes five partners, three associates and one paraprofessional with expertise spanning corporate, regulatory and litigation.

According to the firm’s press release, the team, led by partner Laurie LaPalme and based across Dentons’ Toronto and Calgary offices, will provide corporate and regulatory advice to insurance sector clients, and includes partners Derek Levinsky and Marisa Coggin, associates Taschina Ashmeade and Katie-May O’Donnell, as well as law clerk April Campbell (all based in Toronto). They are joined by a team of strategic commercial litigators, including partners Arthur Hamilton (Toronto) and Laurie Livingstone (Calgary), and associate Tara McCarthy (Calgary), who have deep experience in the insurance sector, as well as representing clients in a range of other commercial litigation matters.

Beth Wilson, Canada CEO at Dentons, said, “We are starting 2021 with a story of growth. With a focus on delivering exceptional client service and understanding our clients’ business needs, we are excited to expand the depth of our service offering to meet those needs. It is a privilege to be welcoming a truly remarkable team of professionals with exceptional reputations in Canada and globally. We are looking forward to this group joining our regional, national and global teams as we advance our strategy to build the leading global law firm in Canada.”