2016 Rising Stars Award Winners


Jason W. J. Woycheshyn, Bennett Jones LLP

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Jason Woycheshyn is a leading lawyer in complex commercial banking and shareholder litigation. His mandates have included: representing Bank of Montreal in fraud recovery lawsuits arising from chequekiting and other fraudulent cross-border schemes, obtaining multiple Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Mareva Injunctions and recovering millions of dollars; representing Citibank, N.A. in successful opposition to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd. efforts at obtaining declaratory relief under the Plan of Compromise and Arrangement, which restructured the $32-billion, third-party asset-backed commercial paper market; representing the Special Committee of Coventree Inc. in response to an OSC investigation and a 50-day hearing into public disclosure immediately before the collapse of the Canadian asset-backed commercial paper market. In 2014, Jason volunteered, at his own expense, as an international election observer for Ukraine’s presidential elections in the midst of a revolution.

Kim J. Yee, Harper Grey LLP

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In the practice of health law and insurance law, Kim Yee demonstrates a mix of insight, legal acumen and strategy. Her clients include health professionals and two national retail chains involved in high-severity, bodilyinjury and product-liability actions. Recent cases include multi-party carbon monoxide poisoning; drug recalls; spinal cord and brain injuries; multiple amputations; burn injuries; infant claims; coroners’ inquests following fatalities; and risk-management advice and litigation in fertility law. She works to keep her clients out of court proceedings. Her gravitas and experience are recognized and respected by coroners, mediators, co-defendant counsel and opposing counsel. Kim’s involvement in the community has included student legal services, the Hope Mission and the AIDS/HIV network of Edmonton. She is also a supporter of BC Guide Dogs, helping with fundraising and their annual charity event.