Congratulations to the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars

Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and Former Vice-President of CBC English Services, giving the keynote speech next to the Rising Stars logo at the 2013 Rising Stars event.

Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and former Vice-President of CBC English Services.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars awards, honouring Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 – from law firms and in-house. The awards were presented this week at a gala event in Toronto.

The keynote speaker at the event was Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and Former Vice-President of CBC English Services. Heather Hiscox, Host of CBC News: Morning, was the emcee.

Awards were presented by Jean Cumming, Editor-in-Chief of Lexpert; Adam Lepofsky, President of Rainmaker Group; Richard Rohan, Vice-President, Corporate Sales TMX Equity Transfer Services; Brock Gibson, Rising Stars Advisory Board Member and Chair, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; and Jeff Gray, Law Reporter at The Globe and Mail.

Click here to see the Nov/Dec issue of Lexpert which includes full bios of the winners. Below is a list of all of the winners:

Caroline Abela, WeirFoulds LLP

George Antonopoulos, Dentons Canada LLP

Aaron Atkinson, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Jeffrey Bakker, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Sarit Batner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Philippe Bourassa, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Kinji Bourchier, Lawson Lundell LLP

Laila Brabander, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

David Bronskill, Goodmans LLP

Sena Byun, Telus Corporation

Shelagh Carnegie, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Shandra Czarnecki, Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson

Erin Dion, Royal Bank of Canada

Pascale Dionne, BCF LLP

Susan Doi, Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

Nadia Effendi, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Jonathan Foreman, Harrison Pensa LLP

Ted Frankel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Adrian Frost, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Michael Galego, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.; CGX Energy, Inc.; Gran Colombia Gold

Mindy Gilbert, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Kevin Goldstein, Bell Media

Candace Grammond, Pitblado Law

Martha Harrison, Heenan Blaikie LLP

Stewart Hayne, Cox & Palmer

Martin Ignasiak, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Gus Karantzoulis, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Samir Khan, Russell Investments Canada Limited

James Kondopulos, Roper Greyell LLP

Savvas Kotsopoulos, Miller Thomson LLP

Brent Kraus, Bennett Jones LLP

Stéphanie La Rocque, De Grandpre Chait

Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Amanda Linett, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Tara Mackay, Torys LLP

Guy Martel, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Shane McLean, LaBarge Weinstein LLP

Matthew Milne-Smith, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Greg Moores, Stewart McKelvey

Robert Nearing, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Anu Nijhawan, Bennett Jones LLP

Andrew Nunes, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Michelle O’Bonsawin, The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Joel Ramsey, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Michael Richards, Davis LLP

Warren Rudick, Manulife Asset Management

Matthew Sammon, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Amandeep Sandhu, McMillan LLP

Doug Skinner, McInnes Cooper

Lisa Talbot, Torys LLP

Teresa Tomchak, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Melaney Wagner, Goodmans LLP

Wendy Wagner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Sven Walker, Dale & Lessmann LLP

Jodi Wildeman, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP

Shannon Young, Nexen Energy ULC



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