Samantha is an Associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general intellectual property litigation practice, with a focus on patent litigation. While summering and articling with the firm, Samantha assisted on a variety of intellectual property matters, including multiple complex patent trials in the pharmaceutical and oil and gas sectors.
Samantha completed her JD at Western University, graduating with Distinction. During her legal studies she completed Western’s Area of Concentration in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology (IPIT). Upon graduation she was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Ailbe C. Flynn LLB ‘97 Memorial Scholarship for achieving the highest academic standing in the IPIT Concentration, and the Law Society of Ontario Prize.
While completing law school, Samantha served as President of the Western Law IP Association and was a Staff Editor for the Western Journal of Legal Studies. She also represented Western at the 2020 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot, where she was a semi-finalist in the oral rounds and was awarded Best Respondent Factum. Samantha was also selected through the Western Law Internship Program to work as a legal intern for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she gained experience working on sport law, arbitration, and anti-doping issues.
Prior to law school, Samantha earned her Honours Bachelor of Science with Distinction in biochemistry from Queen’s University. She subsequently earned her Master of Science in biochemistry from the University of Toronto. She conducted her Master’s research at SickKids Hospital, where she studied cell signaling in the context of neuromuscular development.
Samantha was called to the Ontario bar in 2022. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.