Bertrand Cossette is an associate in our Litigation Group in Montréal. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, insurance litigation, as well as medical and professional liability.

Before joining McCarthy Tétrault, Bertrand practiced civil and real-estate litigation at a boutique law firm.

Bertrand completed a bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B.) with great distinction at Université de Montréal in 2011. He also obtained a Juris Doctor in North American Common Law (J.D.) in 2014. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 2013 and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

During his studies, Bertrand worked as a researcher with the Chair in Governance and Business Law at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law, and as a research and teaching assistant.

He also spent a semester studying in Paris (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas), in addition to completing an internship at the Paris branch of a Canadian law firm.

In his free time, Bertrand pursues his passion for playing sports and studying history.


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Ljiljana Stanic is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general litigation practice, with a particular focus on complex commercial disputes, regulatory matters, and professional liability.

Ljiljana received her law degree from the University of Toronto in 2015. She also holds both Honours Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in philosophy. Ljiljana was called to the Ontario bar in 2016. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

During law school, Ljiljana served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. A member of the 2013 Faculty of Law Grand Moot team, Ljiljana has also represented the University of Toronto at the Laskin Moot, winning factum and team awards.

Ljiljana was awarded a Donner Civic Leadership Fund Fellowship which sponsored her work in the Forensic Legal Services department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Throughout her time in law school she also worked as a legal clinic caseworker, research assistant, and tutorial leader.

Outside of work, Ljiljana enjoys travel, canoeing, and watching obscure films.



Scott Bergen is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group, in Calgary. Scott’s practice focuses on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Scott earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 2011. Prior to law school, Scott completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary. He was called to the Alberta bar in 2012, and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Calgary Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

During law school, Scott worked as research assistant and served on the editorial board of the UVic’s law journal, APPEAL: Review of Current Law and Law Reform. Scott was also involved in community outreach, co-chairing UVic’s “Law for All Club”.

Prior to joining the Business Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault, Scott summered and articled with the firm, also completing a portion of his articles at the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Calgary.

Scott serves as a director and secretary of Elements Calgary Mental Health Centre.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time outdoors and keeping active through hiking, tennis, cycling and hockey.