Bruna is a native of Brazil. She holds an LL.M. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LL.B. degree from the Federal University of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association. While at Osgoode, Bruna served as teaching assistant in both Contract Law & Tort Law competencies, and remains an active editor for IPilogue — Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law Blog.
For several years, Bruna served as law clerk to the Honourable Justice Eladio T. Rocha at the Court of Appeal of the State of Santa Catarina. While at the Court of Appeal, she was routinely engaged in appeal hearings and other court proceedings, assisting in deliberations on cases in the areas of contract law, general negligence, medical malpractice, as well as public law actions on validity and constitutionality of state statutes and regulatory policies. She provided assistance in a broad array of civil judgements, including defamation and breach of contract cases, squatter claims to secure land tenure, and other real property disputes. She also dealt with a series of litigation cases involving ECAD, the Brazilian central agency of revenue and distribution responsible for collecting artists' copyright fees from commercial establishments that reproduce music and other artistic expressions.
Since arriving in Canada, she has interned and worked with several law firms and also volunteered in the evaluation committee for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. She has health science background from two years attending Dentistry School, and a keen interest in Intellectual Property and Technology.
Beyond school and work, Bruna enjoys watching all sorts of sport, playing basketball and squash, cycling and cooking. She is an avid Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays fan.