Osgoode alumni among Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2023

Assembled headshot photos of six Osgoode honorees for Canada's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2023
Lisa Mantello (left), Karl Tabbakh, Janice Rubin, Muneeb Yusuf, Yaman Marwah and Laura Salvatori.

Six Osgoode alumni have been honoured by Canadian Lawyer magazine as being among Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2023.

Lisa Mantello ’02, Partner, Financial Services with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, was recognized in the Business category. She practices in all areas of financial services, with particular expertise in domestic and cross-border financing transactions, structured finance and derivatives.

Yaman Marwah ’18 (LLM), Founder, President and Managing Lawyer with Ottawa-based Marwah Law, was recognized in the Governments, Non-Profits and Associations category. He holds a PhD in law, is a serial entrepreneur in the tech industry and leads the business and real estate departments at Marwah Law.

Janice Rubin ’89, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner for Toronto-based Rubin Thomlinson LLP, was recognized in the Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal Law category. She is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of Canada’s foremost experts in workplace investigations and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Laura Salvatori ’10, General Counsel with Anson Funds, was recognized in the In-House category. She oversees all legal, litigation, risk and regulatory matters for Anson’s Canadian and U.S. operations. She previously served as vice-president, assistant general counsel, for Goldman Sachs and general counsel and senior vice-president, human resources, for Toronto-based Match Marketing Group.

Karl Tabbakh ’97, Managing Partner, Region of Quebec, with McCarthy Tétrault LLP, was recognized in the Business category. He is also co-leader of the firm’s International & Business Strategy Group and a member of its senior leadership team. He specializes in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets.

Muneeb Yusuf ’09, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Toronto-based health-technology firm League Inc., was recognized in the In-House category. He is responsible for managing and evaluating risks facing the corporation, leading its legal department and acting as a key negotiator for strategic transactions.

Canadian Lawyer conducted this year’s survey between March 13 and April 7, calling for nominations from legal groups, readers and a panel of writers and editors. From reader nominations, magazine staff selected those who have influenced the legal system over the past 18 months in specific categories. A long list was posted online and readers were invited to vote and comment. Canadian Lawyer editorial board members created the final list of 25 Most Influential Lawyers based on the 21,724 votes cast.