On January 4, 2017, McCarthy Tétrault announced it had acquired Wortzmans, Canada’s leading e-discovery law firm.
This acquisition marks another first for McCarthy Tétrault and solidifies its role as an innovative leader in the legal market. The Wortzman team will be integrated into McCarthy Tétrault and Susan Wortzman will join the firm as an equity partner. Wortzmans will continue to operate as a separate e-discovery and managed review service for its clients.
“This announcement is tremendously exciting for our firm,” said Matthew Peters, McCarthy Tétrault’s National Leader of Innovation. “By partnering with Wortzmans, McCarthy Tétrault is putting forward a clear vision for the future of e-discovery, information governance and legal technology strategies. This partnership is an exciting market differentiator – it increases our global reach and strengthens an already powerful platform and market position.”
“Our clients are at the root of what we do and how we do it,” said Dave Leonard, McCarthy Tétrault CEO. “By bringing Wortzmans to our firm, we will be able to focus even more on ensuring we deliver our clients the very best service, even more efficiently and with a greater focus on innovation, technology and results.”
“My team and I are thrilled to be joining McCarthy Tétrault,” said Susan Wortzman. “Together, we can deliver collaborative, innovative and high-quality client services and efficiencies. The future of information and data management in the legal industry in Canada is changing rapidly. With new technologies and more effective, efficient ways to serve clients, our new partnership continues McCarthy Tétrault’s history of cutting-edge innovation.”
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.
Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
Wortzmans is one of the first law firms in North America to specialize in the complexities of technology and the law. Since 2007, the firm has provided clients with expert advice and guidance in the areas of e-discovery, information governance and technology strategies.
Susan Wortzman is one of Canada’s most respected e-discovery lawyers. Her practice focuses on providing e-discovery and information management advice to law firms and corporations. She works extensively with clients on litigation, tribunal and regulatory matters, including Competition Bureau matters. Susan Wortzman also advises on information governance and privacy issues.