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McMillan names new Montreal office managing partner

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 12:14 PM | By John Chunn


McMillan announced that two of its partners have assumed key leadership positions at its office in Montreal. 

According to the firm’s press release, Shari Munk-Manel, a lawyer with an employment and labour relations practice, has agreed to lead the office as the new Montreal office management partner.

“Shari embodies our firm values. She has demonstrated exceptional strength as a leader and a mentor since she joined us in 2015. As the new office management partner in Montreal, she will help us attract and retain the best lawyers, and ensure we continue to offer innovative, comprehensive and cost-effective services across the country,” Teresa Dufort, chief executive officer and managing partner of McMillan LLP, said in the news release.

In addition, it was announced that Éric Vallières will serve as senior partner, Quebec affairs. A litigator and member of the firm’s Montreal office for nearly 20 years, Vallières will spearhead the expansion of McMillan’s service offerings across the province. Dufort said: “Éric maintains productive working relationships with leaders in all areas of the economy. He will be a strong ambassador and spokesperson for McMillan in major, established industry sectors as well as the new and developing niche markets that are transforming the economy.”