Founded in 1986 as a four-lawyer shop in Chicago, today Segal McCambridge is a national law firm with more than 160 attorneys and offices in Austin, Detroit, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia and St. Louis.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactional and litigious matters of all sizes and levels of complexity in virtually every area of business law
Paul E. Wojcicki concentrates his practice in two primary areas: litigation and business counseling. Mr. Wojcicki’s litigation work includes complex commercial and consumer disputes, including class actions, products liability claims, and warranty and service contract actions. Based in Chicago, he represents companies large and small across a wide variety of industry sectors in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. Utilizing the knowledge and insight gained over more than two decades in the courtroom, Mr. Wojcicki also counsels, guides and advises companies on a variety of topics, placing special emphasis on helping businesses manage and administer warranty and service contract programs more efficiently and in compliance with applicable regulations. He has been recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney and has been selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers list each year since 2005.
Robin Linley is a partner at the Canadian Law Firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as from Oxford University in England where he was awarded a masters degree in European and Comparative Law. He primarily represents pharmaceutical and medical device clients in the defence of serious personal injury cases involving allegations of failure to warn, negligent design and manufacture of medical devices. Robin also routinely provides advice on risk management, litigation avoidance strategies, government regulation and compliance, and product warnings and recalls. Many of his product liability cases are class actions that have a global component and in that context he frequently works with U.S. counsel on the execution and coordination of the Canadian defence.
Ariane is an associate at the Canadian Law Firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Montreal. She is a graduate from Laval University in Quebec City and a member of the Quebec Bar. Her practice covers various aspects of civil and commercial law, with a particular focus on class actions and product liability cases. She advises national and foreign clients, including pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, banks and transportation companies on litigation defence, risk management and provincial and national regulatory compliance. She routinely works with U.S. counsel to coordinate the defence strategy and introduction of evidence in the defence of Canadian class actions derived from, or similar to, parallel U.S. proceedings.