McCarthy Tétrault Partners Matthew Peters and Michael Feder, Q.C., named among Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada

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Toronto, August 6, 2019 — Celebrated for their legal excellence and leadership, partners Matthew Peters and Michael Feder, Q.C., have been included in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2019.

“Matthew and Michael are changing the way we do business and are setting examples for our profession – they embody what it means to be industry leaders,” said CEO Dave Leonard. “With clients’ needs at the forefront, they have laid the foundation for future innovative solutions and progressive pro bono work. Their inclusion on the Top 25 speaks to the recognition of their impact by peers, clients and the wider community.”

Matthew Peters, McCarthy Tétrault’s National Innovation Leader, has been recognized in the Business category for being a driver of change in the firm and legal industry. Responsible for leading the firm’s cutting-edge initiatives around innovation and client services, Matthew led the development of MT>Divisions, McCarthy Tétrault’s innovative business lines.

In 2018, MT>Divisions launched two new businesses: MT>Align, a model unique to Canada, where clients can have access to top-tier lawyers on a short-term or temporary basis, supported by the resources of a storied law firm; and MT>Play, a global gaming consultancy firm focused on the lottery and gaming space, staffed by legal and non-legal experts. Most recently, Matthew oversaw the launch of MT>iplus, which provides a more concentrated focus on immigration related services.

Recognized in the Changemakers category, Michael Feder was chosen for his outstanding pro bono work primarily focused on helping people with disabilities, an often-overlooked population in our society. He has provided pro bono services to the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Pivot Legal Society, UNAIDS and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. In 2018, Michael was appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for BC in recognition of exceptional professional merit, contribution, integrity and character.

Chosen by a public poll from hundreds of nominees, the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada identifies influential lawyers who are making the most impact on Canadian laws, and advancing the legal profession around the world during the last 18 months.

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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