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Six associates join Lenczner Slaght team

Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 2:21 PM | By John Chunn


Lenczner Slaght announced that Drew Black, Katrina Dods, Efua Gyan, Angela Hou, Arash Nayerahmadi and Jenna Rumeo have joined the litigation firm as associates.

According to the Toronto firm’s press release, Black’s developing practice includes complex commercial litigation, construction and professional liability cases. He completed his J.D. at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law in spring of 2020. 

Dods completed her J.D. at Queen’s Law. She was deeply committed to the law school’s mooting program. She was a coach for the Laskin Moot team and member of the Wilson Moot team that was awarded third place team and second place facta.

Gyan’s litigation practice spans a broad range of areas including commercial litigation, public law and professional liability matters. She completed her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she volunteered in the Criminal Law Division of the legal clinic, was an executive member of the Osgoode Health Law Association and attended the Anishinaabe Law Camp. 

Hou’s litigation practice encompasses professional liability and public law matters, class actions and employment disputes. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She received the H. Carl Goldenberg Award in Labour Law and University of Toronto Student Leadership Award (the Gordon Cressy Award) for her commitment and service to the Faculty of Law.

Nayerahmadi has a developing litigation practice focused on complex commercial disputes and professional liability. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, including the Commercial List. Arash graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he served as the executive editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and volunteered at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association through Pro Bono Students Canada. 

Rumeo has a broad litigation practice which includes complex commercial cases, regulatory proceedings and professional negligence matters. She completed her J.D. at Queen’s University and received the 2019 Queen’s Law Prize for highest standing in International Criminal Law. While in law school, Rumeo worked as a student caseworker at the Prison Law Clinic, where she represented inmates at a federal institution’s disciplinary tribunal and assisted with constitutional challenges.