Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris To Join Cassels Brock

Will serve as a Senior Business Advisor to the firm's client base

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - The Honourable David R. Peterson, Chairman of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, is pleased to announce that another former Ontario Premier, Michael D. (Mike) Harris will be joining the firm effective March 1, 2010.

"Even though we spent many years on opposite sides of the House, I have always respected Mike, and I am delighted to have him with us at Cassels Brock," stated Mr. Peterson.

Mr. Harris will serve in the new role of Senior Business Advisor, providing strategic advice to the firm's client base on a wide range of business issues.

"The timing of Mike's arrival is absolutely right for us. Over the past ten years, Cassels Brock has gone through a period of growth that has transformed the nature of our practice and the level of service that we offer. Mike's exceptional experience in business and government will be an invaluable resource to our clients," notes Mr. Peterson.

Adds Mr. Harris, "I'm excited about the opportunities at Cassels Brock, and I very much look forward to making a contribution to the firm. They've got a great group of professionals, and I know we'll enjoy working together."

About Cassels Brock
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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (www.casselsbrock.com) is a leading Toronto-based law firm of more than 200 lawyers focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada's most dynamic business sectors.

For further information: or to arrange interviews with Mr. Harris and Mr. Peterson, please contact: Kelli Wight, Director of Business Development, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, (416) 860-6761 or kwight@casselsbrock.com