Lara Nathans is a Partner and Leader of the National Retail & Consumer Markets Group at McCarthy Tétrault. In this role, she has built a team that seamlessly supports retail clients on game-changing and day-to-day issues. She is also the firm’s Industry Strategy Leader, developing and implementing its industry strategy and leading integrated, cross-practice industry groups. Powered by market intelligence, a global network of trusted relationships, and industry focus, Lara is relentless in her pursuit of client success at McCarthy Tétrault.
She has a distinguished practice, solely focused on retail- and consumer markets-sector clients, and this unique position is evidenced by her global reputation in the market – players in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. seek out her strategic, well-informed advice when looking to establish or grow their businesses in the Canadian market. Her guidance has ensured success for many retailers and global brands entering or operating in Canada.
Lara is a sought-after expert in the industry, speaking regularly on business and legal issues affecting consumer-facing businesses. She is community minded, having co-founded and facilitated the Gamechangers group, bringing together female leaders in retail and consumer businesses, and sits on Home Depot of Canada Foundation’s Supplier Advisory Committee.
She is also the only lawyer in Canada ranked Band 1: Retail in Chambers Canada.