McCarthy Tétrault Partner Rosemarie Wertschek, Q.C. Honoured as a "Leading
Woman Lawyer" with Lexpert Zenith Award

TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that our partner, Rosemarie Wertschek, has been honoured as the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award. The Zenith Awards were inaugurated last night with a gala in Toronto to "celebrate a select group of leading women lawyers in business law or who have led in the business of law," by Lexpert, an authoritative source for news and information in the legal community.

"Receiving a Zenith award is a true honour," said Rosemarie Wertschek. "These awards recognize that women can and have achieved the highest echelons of the legal profession. I am grateful to the many clients who have, over the years, encouraged me with their confidence, trust and loyalty and made this profession both a challenging and fulfilling experience. McCarthy Tétrault has provided unparalleled opportunities for me both to build my career and to participate in a meaningful way in the growth and success of this firm. I am deeply appreciative of the tremendous and unstinting support of all my colleagues at this firm."

"Rosemarie certainly deserves to be recognized for her many accomplishments," said W. Iain Scott, Chair and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault. "She is an outstanding lawyer who has been an integral and valued member of the firm's leadership, serving for many years on a number of senior steering committees. Rosemarie is also an excellent mentor and role model for our people."

The Zenith Awards, in addition to formally recognizing leading women lawyers for their "stunning success" and inspiring other women to follow in the winners' footsteps, will provide women lawyers with the extraordinary opportunity of being mentored by the winners. Mentees will be selected from applications made to Lexpert.

About Rosemarie Wertschek, Q.C.

Ms. Wertschek is a tax partner based in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault. Her practice focuses on advising Canadian and international clients in respect of mergers & acquisitions, financing, domestic and international corporate structures, and reorganizations and restructurings. She also represents clients in tax disputes. She was named Queen's Counsel in 1999.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm is well-established in major commercial centres across Canada and in London, UK.

Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever they are needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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