Cassels Brock expands securities litigation practice with new partner hires

TORONTO, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is pleased to announce that prominent litigators Wendy Berman and Lara Jackson have joined the firm as Partners.  Both Wendy and Lara practice commercial litigation with an emphasis on matters related to securities and regulatory issues.  Combined, they bring nearly 35 years of experience to the firm's growing Securities Litigation Group.

"Cassels Brock has one of the largest and most active public markets practices in Canada," states Mark Young, the firm's Managing Partner.  "To fully support our issuer and underwriter clients in today's increasingly complex and litigious environment, we saw a strategic need to expand our advocacy capabilities in the area.  Wendy and Lara have outstanding reputations, and their expertise is a perfect complement to our existing platform.  We're absolutely delighted that they have chosen to continue their practices here."

Wendy Berman is ranked as a leading lawyer in her field by Chambers Global, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada.  She has also received the International Law Office Client Choice Award for exceptional legal work and client service.  Her full biography can be found at http://www.casselsbrock.com/People/Wendy_Berman.

Lara Jackson is recognized for her insolvency litigation expertise in addition to her securities litigation experience.  Her full biography can be found at http://www.casselsbrock.com/People/Lara_Jackson.

About Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a leading Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada's most dynamic business sectors.  The firm is regularly named at or near the top of Canadian and international corporate finance and M&A league tables, including Bloomberg, Thomson and MergerMarket, particularly in the mining sector, having acted on more than 500 significant resource deals over the past five years, including many of the country's largest and most complex.

Image with caption: "Wendy Berman (CNW Group/Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120625_C3939_PHOTO_EN_15656.jpg

Image with caption: "Lara Jackson (CNW Group/Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120625_C3939_PHOTO_EN_15657.jpg

SOURCE Cassels Brock

For further information:

Kelli Wight, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Director of Business Development, kwight@casselsbrock.com or 416-860-6761.


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