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McMillan partner named president of American Counsel Association

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 8:12 AM | By John Chunn


McMillan LLP announced the election of Brett Harrison as president of the American Counsel Association (ACA). He has served on ACA’s board for six years in various capacities and was nominated to become president by the board of directors.

According to the firm’s press release, Harrison is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency groups with a practice focusing on insolvency litigation, corporate governance and cross-border matters. He is also national marketing partner for the advocacy and employment group at the firm.

He has expertise in complex corporate commercial litigation and frequently appears as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Harrison has extensive experience dealing with cross-border and complex litigation issues for both corporate clients and financial institutions. He is actively involved in the local legal community and is the pro bono partner for the firm’s Toronto office.

“Brett’s election as President of the American Counsel Association is a strong reflection of his commitment to the profession,” Teresa Dufort, CEO and managing partner at McMillan said in the release. “Our firm fully supports the American Counsel Association’s mission of enhancing standards of practice, aiding deserving law students and providing a network for distinguished members of the bar. I join firm members in all of our offices in congratulating Brett on this achievement.”

Established in 1928, the ACA is comprised of lawyers from diverse practice areas who share the same values to improve and enhance standards of practice, the administration of justice and the discharge of the responsibilities of the legal profession. Comprised of members from across the United States, Canada, England and other countries, the ACA holds its meetings in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s annual and midyear meetings. A majority of the ACA’s members are present or past leaders within the American Bar Association or their respective state or local bar associations.