Jennifer Longhurst

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group

Jennifer Longhurst is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group in Toronto. With a highly respected reputation for advising business leaders, boards of directors, and special committees on complex transactions, special situations, and corporate governance, Jennifer is an industry leader in public and private M&A, shareholder activism, and private equity.

Her extensive practice knowledge is matched by expertise in key Canadian industries, making her a trusted advisor on both strategic and legal issues and broader business concerns. Jennifer’s work covers the mining and energy spaces, heavy industries, financial services, private equity, and pharmaceuticals, giving clients a wealth of connections across industry sectors and within the capital markets space.

Jennifer teaches the corporate transactions course at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional Development LLM program. Jennifer has been recognized by Lexpert as a Leading Canadian Lawyer in Global Mining and has received a Lexpert Zenith Award for Mid-Career Excellence in M&A. She is a regular advisor, industry speaker and author of numerous publications on a wide range of corporate governance, ESG, securities law and shareholder activism topics. She is also the lead author of Davies’ annual Governance Insights report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of, and practical advice for tackling, the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management, in-house counsel and governance observers, including on issues relating to climate change and sustainability. Jennifer is also a member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.