Osgoode grads shine as Lexpert Rising Stars

Eleven of the 47 winners of this year’s Lexpert Rising Stars awards, honouring leading Canadian lawyers and corporate counsel under 40, were graduates of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

Hosted by Lexpert, the business magazine for lawyers, the awards are a way of paying tribute to the rising stars of the legal community of which close to one quarter this year are York alumni. These are lawyers who are considered to have already made a significant impact on the legal profession through their impressive skills and accomplishments.

Above: From left, Laurel Vanderjagt, Arlen Sternberg, Elie Roth, Stephen Penney and Victoria Paris
Above: From left, David Bish, Jeremy Dacks, Rocco Di Pucchio, Chris Hersh, Vince Imerti and D’Arcy Nordick

Their achievements include a broad array of deals, cases and/or files; community or professional involvement or pro bono work; contribution to the firm’s profitability; ability to adapt to change; education, awards and affiliations; and qualities identifying a nominee as a team player.

The winners were chosen by the Lexpert advisory board and presented at a gala dinner and ceremony in November, with keynote speaker astronaut and aquanaut Dave Williams and emcee Heather Hiscox, host of “CBC News Now”.

The Lexpert Rising Stars from Osgoode are:

David Bish (MBA ’95, LLB ’97) of Goodmans LLP
Jeremy Dacks (LLB ’97) of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Rocco Di Pucchio (LLB ’94) of Lax O’Sullivan Scott LLP
Chris Hersh (LLB ’98) of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Vince Imerti (LLM ’05) of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
D’Arcy Nordick (JD ’98, LLM ’03) of Stikeman Elliott LLP
Victoria Paris (BES Hons. ’97, LLB ’00) of Kim Orr Barristers P.C.
Stephen Penney (LLB ’97) of Stewart McKelvey
Elie Roth (BA ’95, LLB ’98, LLM ’03, PhD ’07) of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Arlen Sternberg (LLB ’97) of Torys LLP
Laurel Vanderjagt (LLB ’97) of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

To watch a video of the awards ceremony, click here.