Matthew Sammon is recognized as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers Under
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A highly regarded trial lawyer and partner
at Lenczner Slaght, Canada's leading litigation practice, has been
honoured in the annual Lexpert Rising Stars awards for emerging leaders
in the legal profession. Matthew Sammon is one of a handful of lawyers
under 40 to be recognized for their achievements at a gala presentation
in Toronto on Monday, November 4, 2013.
"The Lexpert judging panel focused on Matthew's legal expertise,
courtroom skills and wealth of experience," said Peter Griffin,
managing partner of Lenczner Slaght. "Those who have the good fortune
to work with him could not agree more - we continue to be impressed by
his advocacy skill and business acumen, and by the command he brings to
each file. Matthew is widely admired by his peers. We are proud to have
him at Lenczner Slaght."
Called to the Ontario bar in 2002, Matthew represents clients in a broad
range of complex corporate and commercial matters, as well as
professional liability, medical malpractice and employment cases. He
joins Lenczner Slaght partners Monique Jilesen (2012), Mark Veneziano
(2009), and Peter Osborne (2002) in the select group of Canadian
lawyers singled out for recognition as Lexpert Rising Stars.
More about Matthew Sammon
Mathew has built an extensive litigation practice since joining Lenczner
Slaght, originally as a summer student, in 2000.
Co-leader of the firm's employment practice, Matthew has significant
experience in this area of litigation, serving as lead counsel in many
complex trials and motions. He provides employment advice to companies
in a wide array of industries. He regularly provides pro bono
assistance to individual plaintiffs in employment cases.
Matthew brings his legal expertise to forensic investigations into the
misappropriation of trade secrets, and into unfair competition
practices by former officers and employees. He has deep experience in
professional regulation and medical malpractice litigation.
A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (JD, 2001),
Matthew is a frequent writer and speaker on specialized legal topics.
Within Lenczner Slaght, he is the partner responsible for Human
Resources matters, providing guidance to the administrative team on HR
issues, and also acts as a mentor to many junior members of the firm.
Lexpert is a leading Canadian source of news and information about the
business of law. Its publications and services include Lexpert Magazine, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and Lexpert Conferences. Lexpert also maintains Canada's most
comprehensive "who's acting for whom" legal transaction and lawsuit
database, available online at www.lexpert.ca.
Recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has
successfully represented clients' interests in complex, high-profile
cases across the country. The firm's lawyers are distinguished by their
depth of courtroom experience, appearing regularly at all levels of the
federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory
tribunals, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Lenczner Slaght is also known for its wealth of talent: the firm's
partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, lead a
recruitment and mentoring program that attracts gifted litigators who
are committed to upholding the highest professional standards.
From commercial disputes, class actions and cross-border disputes to
administrative law and professional regulation, Lenczner Slaght brings
expert strategy - backed by rigorous research, skilled data management
and solid administrative support - to demanding cases in all areas of
litigation. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based firm has a diverse
roster of clients that ranges from individuals and small businesses, to
large and multinational companies, to professional associations and
regulatory bodies. The firm's 52 lawyers are focused exclusively on
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SOURCE: Lenczner Slaght
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