Peter Lukasiewicz is the chief executive officer of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP. He also serves as a member of Gowling WLG’s global board. In these roles, Peter is responsible for guiding the firm’s Canadian and international strategies, and championing Gowling WLG’s core belief that the best way to serve clients is to be in tune with their world, aligned with their opportunity and ambitious for their success. Peter previously served as the firm’s external managing partner, with primary responsibility for client relationships. He also served as managing partner of the Toronto office for 15 years. Previously, Peter practised as a senior commercial litigator, counselling and representing domestic and global clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes. Actively involved in his community, Peter is a member of the Board of Directors of Indspire, an Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of First Nation, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. In 2014–15, he was President of The Advocates’ Society, Canada’s premier organization for advocates, having served on its board for the previous eight years. In recognition of his community service, Peter was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.