Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2022

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm has once again been selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2022.

This follows the firm’s recent inclusion as one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2022 announced earlier in the year, recognizing employers in Ottawa who are leading the way in providing the best talent experience.

“We are incredibly proud to be featured as a top SME employer, and to celebrate this with our team members across Canada. Our firm’s culture and strength in IP law rests in our people, who are leaders in their professional fields and in providing best-in-class service to our clients. This recognition reflects our collective efforts and commitment to being Canada’s leading IP firm”

Daphne Lainson, Partner Chair of the Firm

Smart & Biggar earns this recognition among Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2022 through our exemplary workplace culture and talent initiatives, including:

  • Large national law firm with a local boutique feel;
  • Strong and supportive culture, where team members benefit from individual coaching to help them achieve their professional and personal aspirations for career success; and
  • Focus on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through employee-led Diversity & Inclusion programs, leadership support of a Chief Inclusion Officer, and membership in the Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion Network (LFDIN).
“We know that to remain Canada’s leading intellectual property law firm, we have to support all of our team members, and make sure they’re able to work to their fullest potential.” 

Jonas Gifford, Partner, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

This year’s winners have been announced today in a special magazine published in The Globe and Mail and on Our special profile feature has been published also, detailing our culture of opportunity that helps Smart & Biggar stay on top. Read our feature online now.

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.