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Smart & Biggar shortlisted for 10 LMG ‘Women in Business Law’ awards in 2021

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that we have been shortlisted in ten categories for the 2021 LMG Women in Business Law Awards - Americas.

The Women in Business Law Awards celebrates the achievements of women lawyers and the diversity agenda in legal work from firms across the globe. Recognized on both a firm and individual level, Smart & Biggar is shortlisted for more categories than any other nominated Canadian firm.

Individual nominees — women who are recognized at the forefront of legal work in business law in North America — include Toronto partner Yoon Kang, shortlisted for Patent Lawyer of the Year; Toronto partner Urszula Wojtyra, shortlisted for both Patent and Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year; and Toronto senior associate Noelle Engle-Hardy, shortlisted for the IP Rising Star Award. All shortlisted nominees are selected based on peer review from leading women practitioners.

Smart & Biggar is also nominated for six North American firm categories, including “Best Firm” for Diversity Initiative, Gender Diversity, Mentoring Programme, Work-Life Balance, Talent Management, and Leading Canadian Firm. All short-listed law firms are selected for their progressive diversity and inclusion initiatives and their programs to support and encourage women and diversity within the industry. 

View all shortlisted firms and individuals here. Winners will be announced online in a virtual ceremony on June 10, 2021.

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