Vitali Berditchevski is graduate with Distinction and the Silver Medal from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. Vitali also previously graduated with High Distinction from the Management program at the University of Toronto.
Vitali gained experience in several different fields. Before starting his legal education, Vitali did programming for a web start-up, worked as an analyst in an IT department of a large Canadian financial institution, and consulted for a major automaker where he was presented with an award by top management for his timely and innovative ideas.
In the legal sphere, Vitali.s interests lie in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, pension & employment law and telecommunications/media regulation. He took law school courses and wrote papers on these topics, some of which have been published or are in consideration for publication. While in law school, Vitali served on the Western Law Advocacy Committee, judged internal moots and coached mooters. He was also a student member of the law school.s Admissions Committee.
From 2009 to 2012, Vitali worked as a Case Manager at the Western Business Law Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to entrepreneurs who were starting and growing their businesses. He also spent the summer months of 2011 working at the Toronto office of an international business law firm and will be completing his articles of clerkship there in 2012-2013.
Vitali can be contacted via Facebook and LinkedIn. Please search for him on those platforms.
Recent Notable Achievements
2012: Graduated with Distinction and the Silver Medal
2012: Middlesex Law Association Silver Medal and Scholarship for second highest standing over all three years of law school
2012: Insolvency Institute of Canada Bruce Leonard Prize for top standing in Insolvency Law
2012: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Award for top standing in Corporate Law
2012: Law Society of Upper Canada Prize
2012: Dean's Honours List for Third Year Law
2012: Winner: Chaitons LLP Insolvency and Restructuring Competition
2012: Publication: Vitali Berditchevski, .Re-Evaluating the Decision on Extra-Territorial Application of the Arthur Wishart Act. (2011) 17:1 Franchise & Distribution Journal 1382 (Federated Press).
2011: Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Scholarship for top standing over two years
2011: Dean's Honours List for Second Year Law
2011: Competitor in the Wilson External Appellate Advocacy Competition
2010: Dean's Honours List for First Year of Law
2010: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP Prize for top standing in first year law
2010: McMillan LLP Award for top standing in first year law
2010: Aird & Berlis LLP Award in Contract Law
2010: Ogilvy Renault LLP (Norton Rose Canada LLP) Scholarship Award 2010: UWOFA Scholarship Award
2010: Winner: Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Competition in Legal Ethics
2009: Finalist: Torys LLP Negotiation Competition at UWO Faculty of Law
2009: Graduate with High Distinction from the University of Toronto
2009: Dean's Honours List for fourth year of undergraduate studies in Business Management
2008: Kaizen Award for innovative ideas at Toyota Canada Inc.
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