Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #43 — Marc-André Blanchard

Keeps Big Law fresh

Marc-André Blanchard, CEO, McCarthy Tétrault
(University of Montreal)

#43: Marc-André Blanchard

CEO, McCarthy Tétrault

Why he matters: Keeps Big Law fresh

Blue-chip law firms aren’t exactly synonymous with innovation, but after Marc-André Blanchard was appointed head of McCarthy Tétrault, he introduced a new service-delivery model, upending the notion that all work must be done in-house. Blanchard outsourced elements to legal support services companies that could do it faster and cheaper, saving clients up to 30% in fees. Because of these changes, the Financial Times named McCarthy-Tétrault the most innovative law firm in Canada last year.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #42 Wes Hall
▼ #44 Jos Schmitt