Veronica Monteiro named a 2021 Lexpert Rising Star
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce that Veronica Monteiro from the firm's Edmonton office has been named a 2021 Lexpert Rising Star.
Chosen by an advisory board comprised of distinguished leaders in the legal community, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 celebrates outstanding young lawyers in Canada who have demonstrated professional excellence, effective leadership, and commitment to their communities.
Veronica is the Managing Partner of the Edmonton office and a valuable member of our Corporate, Real Estate and Pension and Benefits Groups. Veronica provides strategic legal and business advice to key firm clients and has played a significant role in numerous complex matters, including secured lending transactions, multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations and multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions. Veronica became the Edmonton OMP in 2020 at the peak of the pandemic. She has been instrumental in assisting staff and lawyers with navigating challenges related to COVID-19 and implementing firm protocols in response to the pandemic.
"Veronica has continuously demonstrated her value to the firm through her internal leadership and exemplary client service strategy. A respected and trusted advisor, she has been instrumental in developing DLA Piper’s relationship with key clients, as well as fostering relationships with new clients." said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner. “We are delighted to see her receive this well-deserved award.”
Outside of the firm, Veronica has contributed significantly to the legal profession and professional development initiatives. In September, she became the Vice-President of the National CBA Pensions and Benefits Section after having served as its Secretary and Outreach Officer and on the Board for over 10 years. Previously, she was the Co-Chair of the CBA Pensions and Benefits Section (Alberta Branch) from 2011 to 2019.
"I am honoured and humbled to have been selected to receive this distinction from among so many deserving individuals," said Veronica. “This award speaks not only to the global reach and highly-supportive work environment fostered here at DLA Piper but also to the extensive mentorship and assistance provided by so many amazing colleagues with whom I have the pleasure of working. Their support is the cornerstone of this success.”
Winners of the 2021 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 award were announced on November 25, 2021 and are profiled in the November Special Edition of Lexpert magazine.