Peter Lukasiewicz is one of Gowlings' two Firm Managing Partners. He is primarily responsible for the firm's relationships with its clients. Peter, together with Tina Woodside, the firm’s other Managing Partner, Scott Jolliffe, the firm’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer, and Rob Landry, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, comprise the firm’s Executive Committee.
Peter also practises as a senior commercial litigator. He counsels and represents domestic and global clients in respect of complex commercial disputes. Peter provides strategic advice to senior management and in-house counsel with respect to litigation risk and represents clients in the execution of their litigation strategy. He has acted as counsel in numerous trials and represented clients in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of disputes before private mediators and arbitrators.
In recognition of his leading expertise and dedication to client service, Peter is listed in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Litigation — Corporate Commercial and in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 for Corporate and Commercial Litigation.
From 2014-2015, Peter served as president of The Advocates' Society, Canada's pre-eminent professional association for advocates. The society comprises over 5,000 members of the bar in Ontario and across Canada.
Peter holds the designation of ICD.D as an Institute of Corporate Directors-certified director.