Biography

Andrea is an associate at Gilbert’s. Prior to completing her J.D., she delved into plant genetics, political theory and 20th century Spanish poetry at the University of Toronto.

Andrea values a diverse work environment. Before joining Gilbert’s she worked at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, D.C., where she dealt with cases on freedom of expression, indigenous economic rights and state protection against paramilitary groups. Following her experience at the IACHR, Andrea lived in Beijing. There she worked for the M&A group at one of China’s premier business firms and survived driving a rickshaw more than once.

Andrea is fluent in Spanish and English. When she’s not working, she enjoys anything involving random travel, short poetry and espresso.

Education

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • J.D. - 2015
University of Toronto
  • B.A. (Hons. with High Distinction), Political Science - 2010
University of Toronto, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Student Researcher - 2007

Representative Cases

  • ViiV Healthcare Company et al v Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc., 2019 FC 1579
  • Wi-LAN Inc. and Quarterhill Inc. v TELUS Communications Inc. (T-301-16), Bell Mobility Inc.(T-303-16), Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (T-304-16)
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP v Sichuan Bohong Industry Co. Ltd. (CV-14-512780)
  • Safe Gaming System Inc. v Atlantic Lottery Corporation, 2013 FC 217

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Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2016

Publications

Leaf shape variation and herbivore consumption and performance: a case study with Ipomoea hederacea and three generalists, Arthropod-Plant Interactions, (2008) 2:9–19)

Professional Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association