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De Zordo appointed chair of BLG's partnership board

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 2:06 PM | By John Chunn

Alexander De Zordo has been appointed as chair of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's partnership board, effective July 1.

A member of the commercial litigation group, De Zordo has in-depth experience in complex litigation including banking, securities and class actions, with a particular focus on financial crime, corruption and investigations. 

He has served on the partnership board for the past three years and has been active within the board's Audit Committee, International Strategy Steering Committee and Innovation and Pricing Committee.   

Prior to that, De Zordo held positions on Montréal's Management Committee, as litigation department manager and as chair of the Pro Bono Committee. While assuming the role of chair, De Zordo will maintain his litigation practice and continue to serve the clients that have come to rely on his experience and legal acumen. 

De Zordo is an officer of the International Bar Association and he sits on the boards of the Montréal Alouettes Foundation and Pro Bono Québec (as past chair). 

De Zordo succeeds Melinda Park, who will continue her practice as a leading securities and capital markets lawyer in the areas of securities, corporate finance and commercial transactions.

BLG's national managing partner and CEO, Sean Weir, said, "On behalf of all members of the firm, I wish to congratulate Alex. He will bring his usual enthusiasm to ensuring that we meet our strategic objectives while continuing to promote excellence, change and innovation throughout the firm. I also wish to thank Melinda for her contributions to the continued success of the firm." 

"I am flattered by the partnership's confidence in me as chair, and I look forward to continuing  the good work that Melinda started. Specifically, my plans are to accelerate BLG's push into transforming the way legal services are delivered and priced. The legal industry is under increasing competitive pressure and BLG has the people, resources and agility to innovate and to win, so I am energized by my new role," said De Zordo.