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Law School: LL.B., University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2000
School: B.A. (Political Science and Sociology), McGill University, 1996
State/Provincial Admissions: New York (2001); Ontario (2002)
Sara is a partner in Davis LLP’s Toronto office and a member of the Life Sciences and Intellectual Property Groups and Chair of the firm’s Food & Beverage Group. She assists companies in navigating the regulatory landscape imposed by the Food and Drugs Act, its related regulations and the intersection of intellectual property and these laws. She advocates before all branches of Health Canada on behalf of the food and beverage, natural health product, cosmetic, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Sara works with clients to get products from idea to market, providing strategic advice on approval and marketing strategies and intellectual property issues, and managing global product portfolios. She has experience in crisis management and product recalls. Sara also has particular experience with the Federal Court review of regulatory decisions, lobbying and in navigating Canada’s Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Sara has drafted and presented submissions to Health Canada, the Competition Bureau, as well as to the Federal and Ontario Courts.
In addition to the above, Sara advises clients on compliance with Federal and Provincial privacy laws, particularly as these relate to the healthcare space.
Sara is an active member of the Canadian IP and advocacy communities. She is a regular contributor to a number of publications, and is an active blogger on food safety and other regulatory matters.