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23 November 20232 minute read

Morgan McDonald named a 2023 Lexpert Rising Star

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is proud to announce that Morgan McDonald from the firm's Vancouver ‎office has been named a ‎‎2023 Lexpert Rising Star.‎

Morgan’s practice is focused on assisting founders, start-up and growth companies in the ‎‎technology ‎‎sector. She has ‎extensive experience in corporate structure,  governance, commercial ‎transactions, M&A, private equity ‎and venture capital transactions in technology and technology enabled sectors, and in emerging growth areas, currently including artificial intelligence. 

Morgan incorporates her expertise and leadership into mentorship and partnered legal advice throughout the community. She is co-founder of DLA Piper’s Black and Indigenous Business ‎Law Clinic, an organization dedicated to providing Black and ‎Indigenous businesses with pro bono, corporate and commercial legal advice, and is active in Canada-wide incubator and accelerator programs such as Spring Activator, Acetech, and The Forum, where she sits on the board and is as an active mentor to numerous entrepreneurs.

“We are thrilled that Morgan has been recognized as a 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars: leading lawyer under 40.” said Robert Seidel, K.C., ‎Canada Managing Partner. “Morgan is a forward thinking and pragmatic advisor who has been critical to the set-up and implementation of DLA Piper Canada’s emerging growth, venture capital, and ‎start-up practice. Her extensive legal expertise, leadership and dedication to clients and colleagues, combined with her commitment to underrepresented communities, female entrepreneurs and the development of young legal professionals, make her invaluable to the firm and her local community.”‎

“I’m excited and proud to be receiving this award," said Morgan. "Working alongside our amazing global team to support entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, ages and stages is engaging, challenging and fun. I’m looking forward to many more years of making an impact in the legal industry and start-up ecosystem.”

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.‎

Winners of the 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 award were announced on ‎November 23, 2023 and are featured in the November Special Edition of Lexpert magazine.‎