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 Lorne Segal, the firm’s other Firm Managing Partner, Scott Jolliffe, the firm’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer, and Sharon Mitchell, 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.
Peter served as Toronto Managing Partner from 1999 to 2004 and then again from 2007 to 2013. Prior to assuming the duties of Toronto Managing Partner, Peter was the head of the Toronto litigation department from 1995 to 1998.
From 1985 to 1986, Peter was on a leave of absence from the firm in order to serve as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General for Ontario.
Peter holds the designation of ICD.D as an Institute of Corporate Directors certified director.