Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Congratulations to Faculty of Law alumna Christine Pallotta (JD 1995), Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto, who was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court by The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada on February 3, 2020.

According to the Department of Justice Canada's news release, Justice Pallotta practised as an intellectual property (IP) lawyer and served as the national leader of the IP litigation focus group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). Since joining the intellectual property firm Bereskin & Parr in 1999, and then BLG in 2011, Justice Pallotta’s practice has focused on intellectual property law and litigation, including trademark, patent, copyright, and confidential information cases. Justice Pallotta has a science background, having completed a B.Sc.H. (Biology) at Queen's University prior to law school. She has been recognized by several legal publications as a leading intellectual property lawyer in Canada.

Justice Pallotta has written and presented on various topics in intellectual property law and has been actively involved in Canadian and international IP organizations including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). She has also been actively involved in the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot since 2009, its inaugural year. At IPIC, Justice Pallotta co-founded the Women in IP Networking Group, with a mission to provide career support and business development opportunities for women in IP, as well as to promote equality and diversity within the profession.

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