Biography

Andrea represents clients in all manner of intellectual property and commercial disputes, including before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Ontario Superior Court. Her practice focuses primarily in pharmaceutical, software and tech patent litigation, and commercial transactions involving IP.

Andrea has diverse experience, which gives her a unique perspective on legal issues inside and outside the courtroom. Prior to joining Gilbert’s, Andrea spent time in Beijing where she worked for the M&A group of one China’s premier business law firms and survived driving a rickshaw more than once. Andrea also summered as law student for the Organization of American States and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, D.C., where she briefed cases on freedom of expression, indigenous economic rights, and state protection against paramilitary groups.

Andrea completed her BSc at the University of Toronto, where she was selected as research student for the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and published a peer-reviewed scientific article. During her time at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law she also volunteered as a caseworker for Downtown Legal Services and summer student for the Ontario Court of Justice (family and youth criminal divisions).                                          

Andrea is also fluent in Spanish. When she is not working, she enjoys anything involving 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

  • Wi-LAN Inc v Apple Canada Inc, 2022 FC 276
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. v ViiV Healthcare Company et al., 2021 FCA 122
  • Fresenius Kabi Canada Ltd v Canada (Health), 2020 FC 1013
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. v ViiV Healthcare Company et al., 2020 FC 486
  • Viiv Healthcare Company et al v Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc., 2020 FC 11
  • 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

Representative Cases

  • Wi-LAN Inc v Apple Canada Inc, 2022 FC 276
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. v ViiV Healthcare Company et al., 2021 FCA 122
  • Fresenius Kabi Canada Ltd v Canada (Health), 2020 FC 1013
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. v ViiV Healthcare Company et al., 2020 FC 486
  • Viiv Healthcare Company et al v Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc., 2020 FC 11
  • 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

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2016

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