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Eight Smart & Biggar lawyers recognized as Life Sciences Stars 2022 by LMG

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that eight partners have been named “Life Sciences Stars” across Intellectual Property and Regulatory practice areas in the 2022 edition of the Legal Media Group (LMG) Life Sciences directory.

The firm is once again recognized as a “Highly Recommended” firm for Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution & Strategy and Regulatory, and retains our leading position in the industry with the most lawyers listed for IP and IP & Regulatory. This recognition acknowledges our unmatched level of expertise and the outstanding service we provide across the patent lifecycle to our innovative life sciences clients.

Congratulations to Steven Garland, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Daphne Lainson, Nancy PeiDavid Schwartz and Urszula Wojtyra for their recognition as Life Sciences Stars in Intellectual Property and Alice Tseng for earning this distinction in Regulatory law.

Smart & Biggar’s inclusion in the LMG Life Sciences 2022 ranking reinforces the firm’s status as an industry leader with an unmatched level of expertise and quality of service in Canada.

Earlier this year, Smart & Biggar claimed three prestigious firm awards by Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG) in the 11th annual Women in Business Law Americas Awards 2022. The firm was lauded with the awards for ‘Career Development North America Firm of the Year,’ ‘Gender Diversity North America Firm of the Year’ and ‘Canada Firm of the Year.’

Ottawa partner and Chair of the firm Daphne Lainson and Vancouver partner Mark Pidkowich were recognized in the 10th annual LMG Life Sciences Awards Americas 2022. Daphne Lainson was awarded the ‘Canadian Patent Strategy Practitioner of the Year’ Award once again, acknowledging her highly revered dedication in navigating the complex life sciences patent-regulatory landscape. Mark Pidkowich was a recipient of the ‘Canadian Rising Star’ Award in recognition of his dedicated service to clients in the chemical and life sciences sectors.

The LMG Life Sciences awards recognize leading law firms and individuals in each practice area of the life sciences industry, while the LMG Women in Business Law Americas Awards focus on North and South America’s female lawyers, from In-house and private practice, and the teams and firms setting the standard for progressive work practices and initiatives in diversity and inclusion.

The full results list is available to view online.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.