McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Richard Drouin named Advocatus Emeritus
July 6, 2011
Montréal, July 6, 2011. – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that the Québec Bar has conferred the honorary distinction of Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) on one of the firm's pioneering members, Mr. Richard Drouin, Counsel in the Business Law Group, in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements.
As part of a long line of legal professionals spanning four generations, Mr. Drouin quickly made his mark in becoming a labour relations expert and getting deeply involved in Canadian and foreign energy law. Throughout his long and successful career, Mr. Drouin distinguished himself as a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault, the Chairman and CEO of Hydro-Québec and a director for other major corporations.
"Mr. Drouin is a pioneer who has never hesitated to help clients or national and multinational corporations with his trademark openness and leadership," extols Kim Thomassin, Managing Partner, Québec Region. "He is an extraordinary role model for all of the firm's lawyers, not only for his vast expertise, but also for his dedication and down-to-earth nature, which have served him in his extensive social and community work with various non-profit organizations."
Highly regarded for effectively building bridges between the legal, political and economic spheres, in the summer of 2007, Mr. Drouin was honoured for his 50 years as a member of the Québec Bar. More recently, he was named the 2010 Director Emeritus at the Korn/Ferry "Beacon" Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance gala, for his work as a director and for the wide variety of the boards on which he has served throughout his career. As Chairman of the Collège des administrateurs des sociétés, he continues to show leadership in corporate governance.
Established in 2007, the title of Advocatus Emeritus is awarded by the Québec Bar to its most deserving members, to acknowledge notable achievements and outstanding careers that have contributed significantly to raising the profile of the profession.
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