Julie Cousineau, Caroline Harnois and Nadine Landry appointed partners at Lavery

Lavery is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Cousineau, Caroline Harnois and Nadine Landry as partners at the Montreal office of the firm.

Ms. Julie Cousineau has developed expertise in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation and construction law. In the course of her practice, she represents clients who are active in the public, private and financial sectors. Ms. Cousineau has acted in many contract litigation raising complex and various issues pertaining to non-competition and confidentiality clauses as well as extraordinary recourses such as injunctions. Her long-standing experience also enables her to advise private corporations at all stages of their product distribution and sales business. Ms. Cousineau’s litigation expertise helps her develop practical and efficient strategies that are focused on her clients’ business objectives.   
   
Ms. Caroline Harnois is a member of Lavery’s Family Law, Personal Law and Estate Law team. Her practice is focused on all aspects of family and estate law, which comprises private international family law, including international child abduction. Before joining the firm, she worked as a lawyer at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands, where she developed expertise in extraterritorial conflicts and the application of international conventions, particular with regards to international child abduction, recovery of maintenance abroad, inter-country adoption and international protection of children and vulnerable adults. Ms. Harnois is also the author of numerous articles on family law.  
   
Ms. Nadine Landry practises in the firm’s Labour Law Group where she specializes in employee mobility and economic immigration matters. She represents and advises a number of businesses with respect to the process of hiring foreign workers and transferring key employees to Canada. She also represents entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives and skilled workers wishing to settle in Canada on a temporary or permanent basis. In addition, Ms. Landry has work experience in the cultural field and several years of involvement with national and international sports communities. She was a member of the boards of directors of various organizations in these fields and also held the position of President of Synchro Canada for several years.  
   
"We are very proud to welcome Julie, Caroline and Nadine as new partners of Lavery. This appointment, which represents an important milestone in their career, recognizes the quality of their work with clients and their solid expertise in their respective areas of practice. Moreover, the appointment of three women as partners recognizes the firm’s commitment to the growing presence of women in the legal profession", said Don McCarty , Managing Partner of the firm.  

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