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McCarthy Tétrault Expands ReferToHer™ with the Addition of Corporate Lists

Toronto, January 21, 2020 –  Focused on supporting female-identified lawyers to ensure they stay top-of-mind when it comes to referrals, McCarthy Tétrault has partnered with Lenczner Slaght to launch lists of corporate lawyers under the ReferToHer brand. RefertoHer first launched in 2019, focused on litigation.

The initial corporate lists cover the following practice areas:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (Private);
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (Public);
  • Private Equity; and
  • Securities & Capital Markets.

“While progress has been made, the issue of gender-based bias within the legal profession is still impeding the success of female lawyers,” said Sonia Struthers, Senior Partner in the Business Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault. “We are proud to expand the ReferToHer lists to include corporate law – an important and practical step towards ensuring female lawyers have access to the same opportunities as their male counterparts.”

“McCarthy Tétrault is committed to championing women and achieving gender equality within the profession, and ReferToHer is an ideal platform to continue to drive this commitment,” said Barbara Boake, National Practice Leader at McCarthy Tétrault. “Aligning with our existing Inclusion Now initiatives, ReferToHer is a valuable resource in supporting career growth and increasing representation of female lawyers.”

The intention behind ReferToHer is for each of the lists to continue to grow organically over time to reflect the Canadian legal market. To “Get Her on The List” for litigation or corporate, please refer to the website’s FAQ section.

This is another step towards ensuring that, regardless of gender, clients are referred to the right lawyers. Visit to join McCarthy Tétrault and Lenczner Slaght in balancing the scales on referrals.

About ReferToHerTM

As a bold step toward gender equality, Lenczner Slaght launched ReferToHer™ in June 2019, a series of lists, organized by practice group, of experienced female litigators to whom you can confidently refer work. In January 2020, Lenczner Slaght partnered with McCarthy Tétrault to develop corporate lists. As referrals are an important part of achieving success, we hope this program will help ensure that female lawyers are as top of mind as their male colleagues. To learn more, visit

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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