Here we recognise 87 outstanding lawyers with exceptional expertise in regulatory, transactional, IP and product liability matters across the life sciences sector.
Most Highly Regarded
Blake Cassels & Graydon stands out in the sector with an impressive 11 listings.
Gordon McKee is lauded for his “strong strategic approach in product liability litigation” spanning from three decades of experience in the field.
Joseph Garcia enjoys a “spectacular international reputation” for his expertise in large-scale transactions on behalf of multinational life sciences companies.
Andrew Skodyn stands out as a “first-rate patent litigator” who takes a “strong and creative approach” in complex disputes where he regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies.
Torys demonstrates its strong position in the market with eight nominations.
Eileen McMahon receives widespread plaudits for her encyclopaedic knowledge of IP law relating to the life sciences sector, as well as food and drug-related regulations.
William McNamara is well versed in handling complex product liability class actions for pharmaceutical companies across Canada.
Sylvie Rodrigue is an “excellent product liability specialist” who has “substantial experience working on major pricing cases” and is regularly retained on high-profile class actions.
Cheryl Reicin “sets an incredibly high standard with her vast knowledge of public markets and strong negotiation skills”. She is renowned for her work on large-scale M&A and joint venture transactions within the life sciences sector.
Teresa Reguly is an “outstanding lawyer” who navigates clients in the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries through complex regulatory challenges.
Goodmans performs well with six lawyers highlighted here.
Harry Radomski excels as a “top-class litigator” with extensive experience in patent disputes and contract negotiations.
Andrew Brodkin comes highly recommended by market sources who applaud his strong skill in life sciences patent disputes.
Dino Clarizio is a “distinguished IP specialist” with a stunning track record in chemical and pharmaceutical patent disputes.
Smart & Biggar also sees six practitioners recognised.
Gunars Gaikis is a market-leading patent litigator with more than 25 years of experience handling complex disputes across the life sciences sector.
Nancy Pei has two decades of experience litigating in patent disputes and providing top-tier regulatory advice to clients in the pharmaceuticals and biologics industries.
Alice Tseng is a “go-to lawyer for complex regulatory issues” and is highly sought-after by clients in the pharmaceutical, cannabis and medical devices industries.
Gowling WLG impresses with a total of eight listings in this chapter.
Mary Thomson is celebrated for her extensive experience defending life sciences companies in high-profile mass torts and class action proceedings.
With more than 38 years of experience, Anthony Creber stands out in the life sciences sector as an authority on IP infringement cases.
Ronald Dimock is singled out by market commentators who recommend him for his four decades of experience in IP litigation across the life sciences sector.
Fasken is home to eight standout lawyers nominated here.
Jason Markwell is an “extremely thorough litigator” with expertise spanning damages actions, infringement cases and impeachment proceedings.
Peter Pliszka is distinguished by sources as “the go-to class-actions lawyer”, and is renowned for his work in high-stakes medical devices product liability litigation.
Julie Desrosiers is revered in the Canadian life sciences market for her expansive knowledge of complex IP issues.
Adrienne Blanchard of Blanchard Law Office is a seasoned practitioner who is “extraordinarily knowledgeable for regulatory and advisory proceedings in the life sciences space”.
Dominique Hussey with Bennett Jones is a “tremendously strong IP litigator” who “always steers clients safely through highly complex lines of argument”.
Scott Maidment of McMillan is held in high esteem for his strong product liability practice and regulatory knowhow.
At Norton Rose Fulbright, Vanessa Grant garners acclaim for her exceptional track record in large-scale life sciences M&A transactions.
Kavita Ramamoorthy at Finberg Ramamoorthy is highly sought-after in the life sciences sector thanks to her profound knowledge of patent law and her strong track record in contentious proceedings.
Peter Wilcox from Belmore Neidrauer enjoys a strong standing for his exceptional work litigating in patent disputes on behalf of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Carol Hitchman of Sprigings Intellectual Property Law earns praise as a “highly impressive IP litigator” who is “very much dedicated to the profession”.
Steven Mason with McCarthy Tétrault is a “phenomenal trial lawyer” who is regularly called-upon by pharmaceutical companies for complex patent litigation issues.