Veteran litigator K. Scott McLean joins Mann Lawyers LLP

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After a 42-year-career that has taken him to the Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and trial and appeal courts in Quebec and Manitoba, commercial litigator Scott McLean is embarking on a new chapter in his professional career with Ottawa-based Mann Lawyers.

Scott is the new General Counsel and Director of Practice Management with Mann Lawyers LLP, a regional full-service law firm. Scott will strengthen Mann Lawyers’ offerings through his mentorship of the firm’s young lawyers, carry on a commercial litigation practice in complex matters and help the firm expand with new practice areas.

“I wanted a role that combined my passion for the law and teaching,” says Scott. “This firm has a wonderful reputation and I’ve admired them for a long time. This is a great opportunity.”

In his new position, Scott will support Mann to establish practice groups focused on internal corporate investigations, preventing disputes through strategic planning and advising hospitals in governance and risk management.

Scott’s work and teaching history includes acting as Senior Counsel for the Special Investigator in the 2008 listeriosis outbreak, serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and teaching at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

“Scott adds a rich dimension to our firm as a seasoned commercial litigator,” says Ted Mann, one of the founding partners at Mann Lawyers. “He understands client service and the importance of ensuring clients feel heard and understood. We believe all of our associates will benefit from Scott’s experience.”