Two Dickinson Wright Lawyers Recognized in Chambers Canada 2017

October 3, 2016
Dickinson Wright LLP, Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel, is pleased to announce that Lawyers Ned Levitt and Brenda Swick have been ranked in Chambers Canada 2017 Guide.

Chambers Canada, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, researches the strengths and reputations of international law firms and attorneys through in-depth interviews with peer and competing-firm lawyers, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services.

Ned Levitt is ranked as an “Eminent Practitioner” in Franchising. Mr. Levitt is a Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. He is one of Canada’s leading authorities in franchising and distribution law. He has represented some of the world’s foremost franchises, and provides legal services to Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canadian franchise law. As a member of the Ontario Franchise Sector Working Team, he was instrumental in the creation of Ontario’s franchise legislation and has had significant input in the franchise legislative process throughout Canada. Mr. Levitt is a prolific writer, having published numerous books, papers and articles on franchise and distribution law and he is a noted lecturer having spoken on franchising and distribution matters at programs conducted by various organizations. He is often quoted in the media and has appeared on several television programs including CTV’s W5, CBC’s Venture, CHCH TV’s Let’s Talk…Franchising, Channel 47’s Business Insight, and Report on Business TV. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, the Canadian Franchise Association, the International Bar Association, and the International Franchise Association. He is recognized as a leader in his field by several publications including Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Canadian Legal Lexpert, and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Levitt received his B.A. from York University and his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Brenda Swick is ranked as a “Leader in the Field” in International Trade/WTO and Public Procurement. Ms. Swick is a Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Her practice focuses on government contracting, anti-trust, regulatory compliance, anti-corruption, export controls and economic sanctions, trade remedies, customs and judicial review of government decisions. She also has a practice in international trade and investment law (including WTO/NAFTA dispute settlement). Ms. Swick is one of Canada’s leading experts on the law of competitive contracting and on trade agreements relating to government procurement. She has represented numerous government contracting disputes, including before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada and provincial tribunals. She advises clients on all aspects of federal, provincial and municipal government contracting in Canada, including bid preparation, contract negotiation, assignment and change of control provisions, regulatory compliance, anti-corruption compliance, suspension and debarment, bid challenges and litigation. Ms. Swick is a recognized leader for her international trade and customs practice work in Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2015 and in International Trade Regulation in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. She received her J.D. from Queen’s University.