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Joanna Nairn, a lawyer with Pape Barristers, poses for a photograph outside of the firm's office in Toronto on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Joanna Nairn, a lawyer with Pape Barristers, poses for a photograph outside of the firm's office in Toronto on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
(Matthew Sherwood For The Globe and Mail)

Young litigators shopping for boutique law firms

With Joanna Nairn’s résumé, a young litigator could have her pick of law firms.

Originally from Waterloo, Ont., the 29-year-old worked in Washington D.C. at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, got her law degree from Harvard University and clerked for the now-retired Justice Morris Fish at the Supreme Court of Canada.