Smart & Biggar expands in Montreal with two new litigation associates
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Julie E. Larouche and Marie Christine Bernier have joined our litigation team in Montreal.
“Our practice in Montreal continues to grow in response to the expanding needs of our clients. With the addition of Julie and Marie Christine we reinforce the strength of our litigation team through their proven expertise, technical skill, and business insight.” - Francois Guay, Managing Partner
We are pleased to welcome them both to the firm, and extend our added congratulations to Marie Christine on her recent call to the bar.
A litigator with a high standard of excellence
Julie E. Larouche ( Associate, IP Litigation) joins the firm as an associate, with an established track record practicing civil and commercial litigation representing clients involved in complex commercial disputes.
Prior to joining Smart & Biggar, Julie acted as an in-house counsel for a large international aerospace company where she advised the company’s senior management on various legal and business issues and managed lawsuits and claims.
She has significant experience preparing for lengthy trials and hearings, drafting court materials, preparing witnesses for examination and cross-examination, preparing and responding to discovery requests and working with experts in highly technical industries. She has appeared for clients before the provincial courts and in arbitration proceedings.
Legal guidance and strategy informed by business insight
In addition to her legal qualifications, she also holds an MBA which provides her with a strong foundation in strategic business issues.
Previous new hire announcements for Montreal include:
Smart & Biggar builds on strengths in Montreal with new additions in Litigation, Transactions and Patents
Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We have been leaders in intellectual property and technology law for over a century. For more information, please visit smart-biggar.ca.