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Client Choice – International 2013
Brett Harrison has a general commercial litigation practice,
with an emphasis on restructuring, financial services, securities,
corporate governance and cross-border matters. He is cross-
appointed to the commercial litigation and corporate
restructuring groups.
Mr Harrison obtained his LLB from the University of Western
Ontario in 1999 and has received numerous awards for his
academic achievements, including being named to the Dean’s
List for ranking in the top 10% of his class. He has also received
several advocacy awards, including the award for Top Oral
Advocate at the National Justice Bertha Wilson Advocacy
Competition.
Mr Harrison frequently appears as counsel before the
Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List) and the Ontario
Court of Appeal in commercial and insolvency proceedings.
He is a member of the Commercial List Users Committee, a
joint committee of the Bar and bench established to consider
and suggest improvements to the Toronto Commercial List
Court.
He also has significant experience acting for financial
institutions, as both plaintiff and defendant, and is the editor
of the firm’s
Financial Services Litigation Bulletin
.
Mr Harrison has extensive experience dealing with cross-
border litigation issues for both corporate clients and financial
institutions. He is an active member of the American Bar
Association, where he currently serves in leadership as co-
chair of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Committee.
Mr Harrison is actively involved in giving back to the
community. As the
pro bono
partner for the Toronto office, he
supervises and is actively involved in the delivery of
pro bono
services to the Toronto community.
McMillan LLP
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2T3
Canada
T
+1 416 865 7932
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+1 647 722 6756
What clients said
“Brett is a valued resource for our organisation and
his advice is always timely, fulsome and on budget.”
“Brett consistently seeks out how best to meet the
needs of our institution and is cognisant of providing
it with the best value for its legal spend.”
“His willingness to invest in the client relationship
is perhaps the single best illustration of a lawyer
deserving of this award.”
“I cannot recommend Mr Harrison more highly.”
Harrison, Brett
McMillan LLP – Partner
brett.harrison@mcmillan.ca | www.mcmillan.ca
Winner – Litigation, Canada