Dave Leonard Reappointed Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto, October 15, 2019 – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that Dave Leonard has been reappointed to serve a second term as Chief Executive Officer, following overwhelming support through the partners’ ratification vote.

“Since being appointed CEO in 2016, Dave’s leadership has had a tremendous impact on McCarthy Tétrault’s strategic direction,” said David Lever, Partner and Chair of the Board of Partners at McCarthy Tétrault. “Focused on the long-term success of our clients, our people, and the firm, Dave has scaled the business across key industry verticals and geographies and positioned McCarthy Tétrault for sustained success.”

An advocate for change and equality, Dave led the development and implementation of McCarthy Tétrault’s innovative and ambitious Inclusion Now program, an industry leading approach to diversity, inclusion and social responsibility. In 2019, Dave was named Senior Executive of the Year (Eastern Canada) by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion for his commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Under his leadership, Dave led the expansion of the firm’s international strategy highlighted by the opening of a New York City office. Focused on M&A, capital markets and private equity, the McCarthy Tétrault New York team has leveraged industry expertise to drive success for both Canadian and U.S. clients on their complex cross-border transactions.

Dave continues to foster a culture of innovation, and has led the firm in reimagining new service offerings to meet shifting client demand. In 2017, he drove the acquisition of Canada’s leading eDiscovery firm MT❯3 leading to the development of the MT>Division business lines. In 2018, McCarthy Tétrault was named the Most Innovative Law Firm in Canada at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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