Toronto, February 19, 2007 − LAWFUEL – Canada Law News – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the Honourable Bernard Lord has joined the firm as Senior Counsel after a decade of provincial politics in New Brunswick where he was Premier for two back-to-back majority governments. He stepped down as Leader and MLA on January 31, 2007.
Bio: Bernard Lord
“I entertained offers from several national and regional firms and organizations,” Mr. Lord said. “I chose McCarthy Tétrault because it’s such a great fit. I like the firm’s strong national platform and the opportunity it gives me to contribute to the whole firm’s top-tier client roster. I am also pleased to add that I will maintain my residence in New Brunswick and commute to McCarthy Tétrault’s offices across the country.”
“We have a rich history of attracting and developing young leaders from many spheres including the political arena,” said Iain Scott, McCarthy Tétrault’s Chair and CEO. “We are looking forward to having Bernard’s leadership, counsel and expertise with public-private partnerships, energy, health and other important areas, which will be of significant value to our clients.”
Marc-André Blanchard, Regional Managing Partner (Québec) added: “Bernard Lord, who became New Brunswick’s youngest elected premier at 33, is an inspiring leader with vision and energy. He has a strong understanding of the country and we look forward to having him serve our firm-wide client base with the same dedication and passion with which he served New Brunswick.”
Mr. Lord received his Bachelor of Common Law from the Université de Moncton in 1992 and was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1993. He also holds an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of New Brunswick and honorary doctorate degrees from the Université de Moncton and St. Thomas University.
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