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Brett Harrison Elected President of the American Counsel Association

News Sep 28, 2021

McMillan LLP is proud to announce the election of Brett Harrison as President of the American Counsel Association (ACA). Brett has served on ACAs board for six years in various capacities and was nominated to become President by the board of directors.

Brett Harrison a Partner in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Restructuring & Insolvency Groups with a practice focusing on insolvency litigation, corporate governance and cross-border matters. He is also National Marketing Partner for the Advocacy and Employment Group at the firm. He has significant expertise in complex corporate commercial litigation and frequently appears as counsel before the Ontario Supreme Court (Commercial List) and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Brett has extensive experience dealing with cross-border and complex litigation issues for both corporate clients and financial institutions. Brett is actively involved in the local legal community and is the Pro Bono Partner for the firm’s Toronto office.

Teresa Dufort, CEO and Managing Partner at McMillan said, “Brett’s election as President of the American Counsel Association is a strong reflection of his commitment to the profession. Our Firm fully supports the American Counsel Association’s mission of enhancing standards of practice, aiding deserving law students, and providing a network for distinguished members of the bar. I join Firm members in all of our offices in congratulating Brett on this achievement”.

Established in 1928, the American Counsel Association is comprised of lawyers from diverse practice areas who share the same values to improve and enhance standards of practice, the administration of justice, and the discharge of the responsibilities of the legal profession. Comprised of members from across the United States, Canada, England, and other countries, the ACA holds its meetings in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s Annual and Midyear Meetings. A majority of the ACA’s members are present or past leaders within the American Bar Association or their respective state or local bar associations.


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