Lexpert’s Rising Star: Leading Lawyers under 40 recognizes legal leaders under the age of 40 who are nominated by their peers on criteria such as leadership, professional achievements, business acumen, adaptability, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
“We are thrilled that Jon has been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer under 40. Jon’s accomplishments have helped raise the profile of Harrison Pensa, our class actions practice group and our city while also positively contributing to the Canadian class action community overall. We’re very proud of Jon”, says Dave Williams, Managing Co-Partner.
According to Harvey T. Strosberg, considered one of the country’s leading class action lawyers “Jon is one of the best young lawyers under 40 years of age that I had the privilege of seeing and critiquing in my many years of practice…I predict that he will be a leading counsel over his career.”
Jonathan celebrated along with his fellow winners at Lexpert’s Rising Stars gala dinner and awards presentation on Monday, November 4th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
About Jonathan Foreman
Jon has accumulated substantial trial experience in the class actions filed. After identifying class actions as an emerging area within the legal profession, Jon focused his career on establishing a class actions group for the firm. Under his leadership, the practice has experienced steady and consistent growth over the past ten years and is now among the larger class actions practices in Canada. As a result of Jon’s ability to identify opportunities, relationships and growth areas, the class actions practice has been diversified to include insurance, securities law, pensions and employment law, consumer law and intellectual property. In 2012, Jon joined the Faculty of Law at Western University as an adjunct professor lecturing on class actions. He has written and presented extensively on class actions at several national legal conferences. Jon serves as chair of both associate and student programs at Harrison Pensa, and he recently played an integral role in the decision to open a Toronto office. Jon has served as president of the ridings association for the Ontario Liberal Party in London North Centre. In 2013, Jon was one of just 25 lawyers worldwide admitted to the prestigious “Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program” at Harvard Law School, which focuses on law firm strategy, management and leadership.
Recently, Jon was named a winner in London, Ontario’s inaugural Top 20 Under 40 awards that recognizes accomplished industry leaders who give back to their community. He will also be named in the 2013 “Litigators to Watch” in upcoming Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada scheduled to be published in November 2013.
About Lexpert & Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards
The Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 awards are presented to lawyers from law firms and in-house counsel, aged 40 or under, who are seen to be rising stars in the Canadian legal community. Lexpert selects the finalists based on a number of criteria, and an advisory board votes on the winning candidates.
Lexpert is a leading Canadian source of news and information about the business of law. Its publications and services include Lexpert Magazine, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and Lexpert Conferences. Lexpert also maintains Canada’s most comprehensive “who’s acting for whom” legal transaction and lawsuit database, available online at www.lexpert.ca.