Vanessa represents leading life sciences, high tech, and financial services clients in ‘bet the company’ patent, commercial, and tax litigation. She also advises clients on sophisticated global intellectual property strategies and risk mitigation, including transactional matters related to patent rights and portfolio analysis.

Before joining Fenwick, Vanessa practiced litigation at a leading international law firm. She also previously worked at a notable Canadian boutique law firm, where she acted as counsel in the country’s first biologics patent case and in one of its first biosimilars patent cases.

Education & Admissions

J.D., University of Toronto

B.Sc., Neuroscience
McGill University

Admitted to practice in New York

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Member of the Law Society of Ontario

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