Richard Mahoney joins McMillan LLP 

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September 14, 2016

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TORONTO, September 14, 2016 - We are pleased to announce that Richard Mahoney will be joining the firm to help lead its Government and Public Policy Group, effective September 14, 2016.

Richard, who will be located primarily in our Ottawa office, joins as partner and as a leader of our national practice effort and as a member of our Corporate Governance Group.

"We are thrilled that a person of Richard’s expertise and talents is joining the team. His experience navigating government at all levels and in managing governance challenges will be of enormous benefit to clients as we expand the practice,” says Tim Murphy, Senior Partner and Co-Chair of the Government and Public Policy Group.

A senior advisor to prime ministers and premiers, a candidate for office and a former President of the Ontario Liberal Party, Richard brings a wealth of experience to clients in the energy, public infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, technology, and land use and planning fields. 

Martin Thompson, Ottawa Office Management Partner, says, “Richard has deep roots in the Ottawa community. His insight and experience complement our firm’s strategic growth and we very much look forward to having him as part of our team.”

Richard is the former senior vice president at Borealis Infrastructure, a major Canadian pension fund and held a leadership position at NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada’s largest communications consulting agency. Most recently, he has served as a partner in a law firm focused on independent legal and governance counsel. He is a prolific writer and frequent media commentator on Canadian politics. He is heavily involved in the business and professional communities, and sits on a number of private and not-for-profit boards.

Connect with Richard at 613.691.6128 or  

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