McCarthy Tétrault Partner David Blair Awarded the Distinction of Advocatus Emeritus

Montréal, October 3, 2019 — McCarthy Tétrault partner David Blair has been conferred the honorary distinction of Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) by the Quebec Bar. Awarded for the past 12 years to members of the Bar who are a source of inspiration and achievement, this distinction recognizes the professional excellence and exceptional careers of lawyers who have helped raise the image of the profession and are active in community outreach.

“With this distinction, David joins the ranks of a very select group of lawyers who are some of the most influential people in our profession," said Karl Tabbakh, Managing Partner for the Quebec region. “David is continuing the tradition of excellence at McCarthy Tétrault that our clients and peers have come to expect.”

Widely regarded as Canada’s foremost authority on rail and road transportation law, David is known for using his understanding of the industry and his unsurpassed knowledge of the federal, provincial, municipal and other governmental laws and regulations impacting the sector, to enable large public companies and small-medium sized firms alike to successfully address their most pressing transportation business issues and achieve their goals.

Admired as much for his accomplishments outside of the office as he is for his legal prowess, David is an active member of Québec City’s Anglophone community, serving as a director and administrator of numerous socio-cultural organizations. In 2013, his work and dedication in promoting and preserving the culture and history of Québec City earned him an appointment to the Order of Canada, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a business and community leader.


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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.

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