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Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: Dec. 5, 2023 update



Skodyn focuses on patent and trademark disputes, complex commercial conflicts, product liability defence, and class actions. He has experience in the sectors of pharmaceuticals, general life sciences, information technology, social media, professional services, manufacturing, agribusiness, banking, and oil and gas.

Jackson assists clients in the industries of pharmaceuticals, medical products, oil and gas, and telecommunications. He regularly guides clients through proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, SOR/93-133.

McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP

The Ontario-based firm announced the appointment of Matthew Villeneuve as managing partner and of James Elsley as associate managing partner.

Villeneuve, leader of the firm’s family law practice group, served as associate managing partner for the past three years. Elsley, an experienced corporate and real estate lawyer, held the role of associate managing partner from 2017 to 2020.

Michael Peerless, department head of the firm’s class actions team, has stepped down as managing partner after a three-year tenure.

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