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Seven Smart & Biggar lawyers recognized as Life Sciences Stars 2021 by LMG

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that seven partners have been named “Life Sciences Stars” across Intellectual Property and Regulatory practice areas in the 2021 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, acknowledging 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 Pei and David Schwartz for their recognition as Life Sciences Stars in Intellectual Property and Alice Tseng for earning this distinction in Regulatory law.

Smart & Biggar’s showing in the LMG Life Sciences 2021 ranking reinforces the firm’s status as an industry leader with one of the most dedicated and talented teams in Canada.

The firm also recently received the Patent Strategy Firm of the Year award at the LMG Life Sciences Awards and claimed two prestigious firm awards in the 10th LMG annual Women in Business Law Americas Awards, as well as one major practitioner award for Yoon Kang, a leader in the life sciences practice in Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office, who was named ‘Patent Lawyer of the Year’ across the Americas.

Additionally, LMG named Smart & Biggar honoured the firm with awards for ‘North America Firm of the Year for Gender Diversity’ and ‘Canada Firm of the Year’ at the Women in Business Law Americas Awards.

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 list of the 2021 edition of the LMG Life Sciences directory is available to view now.

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.