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25 November 20212 minute read

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.‎