McCarthy Tétrault Appoints David Lever as Chair of the Board of Partners

McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto, January 26, 2017 — The Board of Partners of McCarthy Tétrault appointed David Lever as the Chair of the Board of Partners today, effective immediately. David will continue his role as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance and M&A Groups in Toronto. He will work together with the Board of Partners and McCarthy Tétrault’s CEO, Dave Leonard, to lead the firm’s overall vision to grow as an innovative, market leading firm of exceptional lawyers, professionals and staff who share a common purpose: to provide unparalleled legal and business solutions to our clients.

"I am honoured to serve as the new Chair of this great firm,” said David Lever. “I look forward to working with Dave and the Board of Partners to guide our firm and provide our clients with the very best in service and value to meet their business objectives.”

Called to the bar in 1987 after graduating from the University of Western Ontario (LLB), the London School of Economics (M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting), and the University of Toronto (MBA), David’s practice has a specific focus on project finance, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the energy area and on project development and finance in the infrastructure area.

McCarthy Tétrault’s governance model and leadership structure delivers the power of the whole firm to best serve clients. Lawyers practise within a single, unified partnership under an organizational structure that mirrors those of the organizations it serves.

“We are delighted to have David as Chair of our Board of Partners,” said Sarit Batner, partner and Board member. “As leader of our Power and Infrastructure Groups, David has worked closely with the leadership of our firm over the past several years. His sound business judgment and broad experience across all regions of Canada and in the US engender the trust of our partners and our clients. David will be instrumental in pursuing our focus on serving our clients and on growth.”

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international clients. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial and financial centres and in 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.