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November 05, 2013 12:01 ET

Michael Richards Named Lexpert Rising Star

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2013) - Davis LLP is pleased to congratulate Michael Richards, a partner in the firm's Toronto office, for being named a winner of the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40. Michael was presented with the award during the Lexpert Gala dinner at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on November 4, 2013.

"Michael truly deserves this award. His longstanding contributions to our firm and our clients is a testament to his leadership and dedication to excellence in the legal profession," said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Firm Managing Partner. "Michael is a well-respected employment and labour lawyer and a positive force at Davis. Clients and colleagues alike seek Michael out for his timely advice, creativity and excellent client service."

Michael's practice is focused on employment and labour. He provides advice on a wide range of labour and employment issues to high-profile clients that include national and international organizations, and is often asked to consult on the employment aspect of cases across the firm. He also advises businesses regarding their obligations under privacy legislation, including assisting clients in the development of privacy policies compliant with applicable legislation.

Michael is actively committed to the arts, providing pro-bono advice to not-for-profit arts organizations. Two years ago, he was named a "Litigator to Watch" by Lexpert's 2011 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

Michael said he was humbled to be named a Lexpert Rising Star. "It is an honour to be in the company of so many leaders in the legal industry. I am lucky to have the opportunity to work with a fantastic national employment and labour team at Davis and to have clients who keep me engaged with interesting and complex matters. It has made for a very rewarding career and I look forward to the next chapter."

Lexpert's Rising Stars is compiled annually with an advisory board of 37 lawyers who lead some of Canada's top law firms and corporations. It honours Canada's leading lawyers under 40, from law firms and in-house, and pays tribute to the rising stars of the legal community.

About Davis LLP

Davis LLP is a full-service national law firm with over 250 lawyers across Canada and in Tokyo, Japan1. The firm has well-known and respected capabilities in core legal services, and is a leader in a number of niche markets. Davis LLP is described by Chambers Global as "a lean outfit that punches above its weight." The firm acts for Canadian and international clients, and is often involved in complex matters with an international dimension. For more information about Davis LLP, visit www.davis.ca.

1 Through its associate office, Davis & Takahashi.

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