Eileen is the Chair of Torys' Intellectual Property and Food and Drug Regulatory Practices. She practices exclusively in the areas of intellectual property and food and drug regulatory law. She is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who advise on regulatory clearance and intellectual property protection of products. Eileen is the only lawyer to be ranked in Band 1 nationwide in Canada by Chambers for Life Sciences law. Eileen is a registered patent and trademark agent in the United States and Canada. Eileen is a former member of Torys’ Executive Committee.
Eileen’s experience includes strategic advice on identifying and protecting intellectual property and regulatory assets; obtaining and maintaining market exclusivity using intellectual property and regulatory laws; exploiting intellectual property assets; and enforcing intellectual property rights.
Eileen is also a Certified Licensing Professional of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) (2011-2020), United States and Canada. This certification is issued only to persons who have met the requirements for licensing professionals, established by CLP, Inc., under the guidance of the LES.
Managing IP’s IP Stars 2019 (Patent star, Trademark star)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2008-2019)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2016-2019); life sciences (2017-2019); agribusiness: agriculture & food products; cannabis law (2019)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in biotechnology and intellectual property (2006-2019)
The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2015-2019)
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in biotechnology law (2007-2019)
LMG Americas Women in Business Law—Best in Life Sciences (2019)
Legal Media Guide’s (LMG) Life Sciences Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Attorney of the Year (2018)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in IP and media (2018)
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in transactions and prosecution (2012-2019)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in biotechnology; intellectual property (2008-2019); technology transactions (2018-2019)
Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal—Leading lawyer in life sciences regulatory (2008-2018), patents (2012-2017), intellectual property and product liability (2013)
Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP (2017)
Best Lawyers’ 2016 Biotechnology Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Toronto
LMG Life Sciences Star, 2015
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Recommended Canadian practitioner in life sciences: regulatory and intellectual property (2010-2012)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Highly recommended Canadian practitioner in intellectual property law: litigation (and in the Cross-Border Intellectual Property Handbook 2008/07); highly recommended life sciences practitioner in regulatory matters and in intellectual property (2008-2009)
Practical Law Company’s Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook—Highly recommended practitioner in life sciences (2007-2008)
IAM Licensing 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers—Leading lawyer globally (2010-2017)
Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer—Exemplary ethical standards and legal ability
Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers—Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from her peers (Martindale-Hubbell recognizes fewer than 5% of women lawyers with this preeminent rating) (2011-2013)
Globe Business Publishing’s World Trademark Review—Recommended Canadian expert in trademarks (2009-2011)
Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada—Leading lawyer in pharmaceuticals and in biotechnology law (2006, 2016-2017)
Women’s Executive Network—One of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2005)
Eileen is a co-leader of a healthcare licensing course accredited by the Canadian Healthcare Licensing Association and endorsed by the Toronto Biotechnology Initiative on licensing and strategic alliances in the healthcare industry. Eileen is also on the peer review committee for the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) publication Update.
As one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women (Women's Executive Network), Eileen participates in the Wisdom II Mentoring Program. Eileen has mentored twice in the WXNWisdom Top 100 mentoring program. This program matches Canada’s Top 100 award winners with young women from across Canada for mentoring.
Eileen is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Formerly, she was a Member of the Board of Trustees for Credit Valley Hospital, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors, Founding Officer and Director for the Canadian Healthcare Licensing Association.
Memberships and Affiliations
Eileen is a member of BIO, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society. She is also on the Medical Devices Committee for the Food and Drug Law Institute, as well Board of Trustees for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).