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1 August 20232 minute read

DLA Piper Canada and lawyers shortlisted for 2023 LMG Life Sciences Awards

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has been shortlisted as Life Cycle Firm of the Year (Canada), Product Liability Firm of the Year (Canada), and Finance and Corporate Firm of the Year (Canada), by the LMG Life Sciences Awards 2023.

One of the most respected awards programs for life sciences practitioners and firms in the United States, Canada and Europe, awardees are determined through a rigorous research process that aims to survey excellent legal service. Geoff Mowatt and Rebecca von Rüti have been shortlisted in the area of individual practitioner awards:

Geoff Mowatt - Regulatory Attorney of the Year (Canada): Geoff Mowatt has an intellectual property law and litigation practice with a focus on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as regulatory and compliance advice for life sciences companies. Geoff provides strategic advice to innovative life sciences clients on regulatory and compliance issues for pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices. His experience includes life cycle management and data protection, product and establishment licensing, Form IV patent listing, Certificates of Supplemental Protection, approval pathways, drug advertising, drug reimbursement/pricing, and the implications of international trade agreements.

Rebecca von Rüti - Product Liability Attorney of the Year (Canada): Rebecca is Co-Chair of the Canadian Class Action Defence group.‎ She has extensive experience defending product liability claims, consumer protection claims, competition/restraint of trade ‎claims, ‎false and misleading advertising claims, data breach/privacy, secondary market ‎misrepresentation claims‎ and negligence claims‎.‎ Rebecca has defended numerous class ‎actions ‎brought against international airlines, ‎motor vehicle manufacturers, multinational technology companies, ‎international pharmaceutical ‎companies of prescription and OTC drugs, ‎medical product and device manufacturers, global insurance ‎companies, forest products companies, international educational ‎‎publishers, food manufacturers and specialty chemical and raw material manufacturers‎. 

DLA Piper Canada’s Life Sciences practice group is fully integrated into the DLA Piper Global ‎Life Sciences Practice Group, one of the largest and most sophisticated sector-focused global law ‎groups, and enables DLA Piper to provide sophisticated legal advice to multinational life sciences ‎clients seamlessly across more than 30 jurisdictions.‎