Gowling WLG Companions Named Amongst Canada’s High 25 Most Influential Attorneys – PRNewswire

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gowling WLG is delighted to announce that Toronto-based partners Selena Kim and Malcolm Ruby have been selected for inclusion in Canadian Lawyer’s 2020 “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers” list.

This distinction is not only a testament to both lawyers’ ability to achieve successful outcomes in highly complex matters, but also serves as meaningful recognition of their clients’ significant success in recent years.

“Congratulations to both of them on this tremendous achievement.” – Mark Ledwell, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office.

“From managing global intellectual property portfolios to spearheading landmark class action suits, Selena and Malcolm pair fresh perspectives with strategic insights to generate highly successful outcomes for their clients,” said Mark Ledwell, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. “Congratulations to both of them on this tremendous achievement.”

Selena Kim

Selena Kim is a Law Society of Ontario Certified Specialist in intellectual property (patents, trademarks and copyright) and is the first woman in the law society’s history to hold the designation for patents. She focuses her practice on helping clients manage, protect, enforce and commercialize a range of intangible assets – including patents, designs, copyright, and trademarks.

Whether being represented in court or making inroads into new jurisdictions, Selena’s clients deeply value her strategic approach to the multifaceted challenges they face as they grow their business and expand their IP portfolios.

Malcolm Ruby

A senior member of the litigation bar who is routinely ranked among the country’s top litigators, Malcolm Ruby focuses his practice on class actions, securities litigation, and cross-border disputes. Over the course of his career, he has successfully represented clients in a number of high-stakes and high-profile matters, all of which demand a keen ability to navigate intricate, and oftentimes uncharted, legal territory.

Early last year, Malcolm led Gowling WLG’s litigation team in working alongside Colonel Michel Drapeau to achieve a remarkable victory on behalf of a class of disabled Canadian Forces veterans in the nationally certified class proceeding Raymond Michael Toth v. Her Majesty the Queen (2019 FC 125). The Federal Court approved an all-inclusive “mega-fund” settlement of $100 million for disabled veterans and their families, along with funds to cover legal fees and disbursements. 

More recently, Malcolm, again in collaboration with Colonel Drapeau, commenced a proposed class proceeding against gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Corp. on behalf of the victims of the 2018 Danforth Avenue shooting in Toronto and their families. 

View the full list of this year’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers.

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“Congratulations to both of them on this tremendous achievement.” – Mark Ledwell, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office.


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