McCarthy Tétrault, one of Canada’s largest firms, announced Thursday a first-of-its-kind deal that will see it absorb Wortzmans, a leading electronic discovery firm in Toronto.
The move comes as McCarthy Tétrault, like many large firms, seeks to streamline costs and operations for its clients.
“We’ve been looking to enhance and strengthen our capabilities in the e-discovery area,” said McCarthy Tétrault CEO David Leonard. “We’ve got a top litigation group and being able to provide e-discovery service to our clients is tremendously important.”
The acquisition only took weeks, but it began serendipitously four years ago when Leonard met Wortzmans founder and president Susan Wortzman while running his first half-marathon in Toronto.
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