Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

November 24, 2009 10:00 ET

Silvia de Sousa of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) Nationally Recognized as a Woman of Influence

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2009) - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP congratulates Silvia de Sousa on being nationally recognized as a Woman of Influence. Silvia's practice is concentrated in the area of business law with an emphasis on intellectual property law, life sciences law and technology law.

On November 27th, the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series will host its first event in Winnipeg at The Fort Garry Hotel. Silvia will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon series is the flagship program produced by Women of Influence Inc., Canada's preeminent organization dedicated to recognizing the professional accomplishments of Senior Executive Women.

Silvia will speak about balancing community and success; a topic she is well qualified to speak on. Silvia is a Partner at TDS, Chairperson of the Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association, Treasurer of the National Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association, a mother of two young daughters and a member of a number of professional and community boards and associations.

Donald Douglas, TDS CEO and Managing Partner says, "We are very pleased to see that Silvia is being recognized nationally for both her professional and community achievements". Douglas adds, "Silvia truly is a leader and an influencer both at our firm and in our community".

ABOUT THOMPSON DORFMAN SWEATMAN LLP

TDS is a leading Canadian business law firm with over 120 years of history in the legal profession. The full-service firm's seventy-lawyer team covers over 20 areas of practice. Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP is one of the founding members of Lex Mundi, the world's foremost association of independent law firms, representing 160 member firms from every Canadian province, every state in the United States and 100 other countries throughout the world.

ABOUT WOMEN OF INFLUENCE INC.

Women of Influence Inc. is an event and marketing communications firm that has been specializing in speaking to professional women since 1994. Created to fulfill the needs of the Canadian business women, Women of Influence Inc. produces events focused on creating opportunities for women to inspire and guide each other towards success. Such events include the Young Women of Influence Evening Series and the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. www.womenofinfluenceinc.ca.

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