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 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 is listed in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory under "Litigation — Corporate Commercial" and in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 under "Corporate and Commercial Litigation."
In June 2014, Peter was elected president of The Advocates' Society. The Advocates' Society is Canada's pre-eminent professional association for advocates, with over 5,000 members from the bar in Ontario and across Canada.
Peter holds the designation of ICD.D as an Institute of Corporate Directors certified director.