Driven IP litigator
Julie is a litigator who understands the importance of implementing efficient litigation strategies for her clients. In addition to her primary focus on patent and trademark litigation, Julie also provides risk management and IP protection advice to her clients.
Julie represents local, national and international clients in a variety of industries, including railroad transportation, sports equipment, food products and spirits. She has appeared before the Federal Court, the Superior Court of Québec and the Court of Appeal of Québec, as well as in private arbitration proceedings.
Julie has significant experience preparing for lengthy trials and hearings, drafting court materials, preparing witnesses for examination and cross-examination, responding to discovery requests and working with experts in highly technical industries.
Prior to joining Smart & Biggar LLP, Julie practiced commercial and civil litigation in a large national firm. She also 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.
Fluently bilingual, versatile and focused on her clients’ realities
Julie is thorough, diligent and known for the quality of her work. Julie is fluently bilingual which allows her to seamlessly represent her clients in both official languages before the Courts.
Julie’s in-house experience allows her to understand and assess business realities from a client’s point of view and develop legal solutions that are tailored, practical and timely. She dedicates the time and energy required to gain in depth understanding and knowledge of her client’s industry, realities and challenges.
Having earned a J.D. from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at Sherbrooke University, Julie is knowledgeable in both civil and common law legal systems. During her studies at Sherbrooke University, Julie was awarded the Prix de la magistrature for the quality of an oral presentation she gave to a panel of judges and for her academic achievement in her civil procedure and evidence courses. Julie also received the Senator Frank Carrel Scholarship during her studies at Queen’s University.
- Industry Involvement
- Member, Association du jeune Barreau de Montréal
- Member, Barreau du Québec