CBXchange - May 2014 Issue

Profession:Cassels Brock


Cassels Brock Continues Vancouver Expansion

Our thriving Vancouver office celebrated its second anniversary in April. It has grown by leaps and bounds since opening, and currently has a complement of 13 lawyers, 2 law clerks, 2 articling students and 2 incoming summer students ready to serve our clients.

The newest addition to the Vancouver office is partner Darrell W. Podowski, who brings 20 years of experience to our top-ranked Mining Group. Darrell was recently recognized by Who's Who Legal as one of the top five highly-regarded individuals in mining law in the world. We're thrilled that he has joined us.

For more information about our Vancouver office, read partner Jennifer Traub's interview in CFReview here.


The expertise of Cassels Brock is consistently recognized by leading industry guides and publications. Cassels Brock is listed as a top firm by both Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in multiple areas: Asset & Equipment Financing, Banking & Financial Services, Copyright, Entertainment and Sports, Franchise, Mining and Natural Resources, Product Liability, Real Estate, Municipal and Land Development, Securities and Corporate Finance. The firm is also consistently ranked as top tier by Chambers Global and Who's Who Legal.

In the past year alone, our lawyers have recieved recognition through rankings on 189 occasions.


Bringing together the best from around the world

We're proud of the intertnational appeal Cassels Brock has developed, tempting practitioners from all over the world who are looking to join a Canadian law firm with global reputation. We've welcomed...

...Seema Aggarwal and Patience Omokhodion from the United Kingdom Seema is an associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Managing Associate at a Linklater's. Patience spent 5 years practising at Clifford Chance LLP. She's now a member of our Financial Services Group.

...Erin Craddock and Peter Wright from New York Erin's practice focuses on insolvency law and complex commercial litigation. She studied at Cornell University and was called to the bar in New York in 2009, where she practiced with Weil, Gotshal. She then joined Cassels Brock as an associate in 2011. Peter Wright was called to the bar in 2005 and practiced with Paul, Weiss until 2011. He then joined Cassels Brock as an associate in our Securities Group.

...Patrick Petzall from Venezuela Patrick is...

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