Maya Bielinski

Maya Bielinski
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maya is a bookworm, a techie, and a lawyer. That makes her one of the few people we know who is as comfortable around allegories as she is algorithms and allegations -- and who can just as handily write a powerful fiction, function, or factum.

Her practice includes IP litigation (including technology patent litigation and copyright disputes), government relations, trademark matters, and contract negotiation. She has advocated on behalf of multi-national corporations with IP licensing at the core of their business, start-ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises, independent artists and writers, and non-profits. Maya also runs our recruitment initiatives with Nisha Anand.

While pursuing her JD at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Maya won a few prizes. She was a recipient of the Gowlings WLC Prize in Trial Advocacy, the Gowlings Prize in Innovation Law and Policy, the Patricia Myhal Scholarship in Legal Writing, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Leadership Award; in her second year at law school, she won the top prize at the Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot, and was named top oralist; and in her final year at law school, she was the Executive Editor of the Critical Analysis of Law Journal.

While pursuing her master's research in English Literature at Queen's, Maya did more than wrangle semi-colons: her research used digital tools to find hidden insights in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts, and make texts more accessible to readers worldwide. Her M.A. was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Government Relations

Bar Admissions & Certifications

  • Ontario, 2017


  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D., 2016
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    • Master's in English Language and Literature, 2013
    • B.A.(Hons.), 2012
      • Major: English Language and Literature
      • Minor: Art History

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Advocates' Society