Amber Blair is a lawyer in our Litigation Group in Calgary. Amber’s practice involves litigating all types of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on complex patent litigation. Before joining McCarthy Tétrault, Amber articled and summered at a leading intellectual property boutique.
Amber earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary. Throughout law school she volunteered with a number of organizations and clubs including the Pro Bono Students Canada QB Amicus Project, Student Legal Assistance, the Student Ambassador Program, as President of the Environmental Law Society, and as Copy Editor of the Moot Times: The University of Calgary Faculty of Law Newspaper. Amber also participated in the 2019 Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot, a moot court competition conducted in accordance with Aboriginal customs of peaceful negotiation and consensus-building. Her team participated in complex, multi-party negotiations and reached a mutual consensus on the reform of Canada’s First Nations Child and Family Services Program.
Prior to law school, Amber earned a Master of Science in chemistry from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Saint Mary’s University with a particular interest in materials chemistry for renewable energy technologies. After finishing her chemistry degrees, Amber worked as a chemistry instructor at Simon Fraser University and as a marketing specialist at a major Canadian biotechnology company.
Amber was called to the bar in 2021. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association.