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Lenczner Slaght names two new partners, adds discovery counsel

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:01 PM | By John Chunn

Lenczner Slaght announced that Brendan Morrison and Andrew Porter have joined the partnership, and that Sarah Millar has been named discovery counsel.

Morrison and Porter both joined the firm as summer students and have developed into core members of the litigation firm.

“Our future success and the success of our clients depends on our ability to recruit, retain and promote the brightest and the best — Brendan and Andrew are great additions to our team,” said Tom Curry, managing partner. “Our clients have confidence in their judgment, experience and advocacy skills and they are a vital part of the strength of our firm.”

Morrison has a varied civil litigation and appellate practice with a focus on corporate and commercial litigation, professional liability and shareholder and employment disputes. He is currently counsel in an action seeking to enforce a US$9.51 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. on behalf of a group of Ecuadorean Aboriginals.

Porter’s trial and appellate practice encompasses a range of general litigation, including commercial litigation, professional liability and professional regulation. His clients regularly include corporations, shareholders, professionals as well as their regulatory bodies.

Porter appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in Groia v. LSUC. He has also appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

As discovery counsel, Millar will lead and manage the firm’s discovery practice. She will advance the firm’s discovery strategy and work with the firm’s clerk and litigation support group to create standards, programs, systems and best practices to strengthen the firm’s capabilities.

“Sarah will play a key role in the firm’s continued excellence in advocacy,” said Curry. “She will support our ongoing efforts to harness the firm’s enormous talent, experience and knowledge to drive growth in key initiatives such as client service, process improvement, innovation and project management.”

Millar was previously the head of the discovery management group at a Toronto-based international law firm where she successfully built a team of discovery specialists.