Alexandra Wilbee is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP.

Alexandra practises litigation with an emphasis on the healthcare sector, particularly in the areas of professional regulation and liability, and intellectual property, notably pharmaceutical patents and trade-marks.

In the areas of professional regulation and liability, Alexandra has served as counsel to and as a prosecutor for a number of the professional regulatory Colleges in Ontario. In addition, she has defended physicians on behalf of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in both medical malpractice litigation and regulatory proceedings. In the pharmaceutical industry, Alexandra has represented both brand and generic pharmaceutical companies.

Alexandra's experience includes work on cases heard before hospital boards, professional regulatory Colleges, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition to her years in private practice, Alexandra has worked in-house for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, as well as in government for the Office of the Premier of Ontario. As such, Alexandra brings a unique perspective to the practice of law. She is able to approach matters from the perspective of her clients and regularly provides innovative, strategic, and sophisticated advice and representation. Alexandra's in-depth experience allows her to tailor her client-focused practice to meet the specific needs of her clients and their management teams.

Alexandra ia ranked as one of the Best Lawyers® in Canada for Intellectual Property Law.

Alexandra Wilbee is a litigator with an emphasis on the healthcare sector, particularly in the areas of professional regulation and liability, and intellectual property, notably pharmaceutical patents and trade-marks.

Alexandra Wilbee is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP.

Alexandra practises litigation with an emphasis on the healthcare sector, particularly in the areas of professional regulation and liability, and intellectual property, notably pharmaceutical patents and trade-marks.

In the areas of professional regulation and liability, Alexandra has served as counsel to and as a prosecutor for a number of the professional regulatory Colleges in Ontario. In addition, she has defended physicians on behalf of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in both medical malpractice litigation and regulatory proceedings. In the pharmaceutical industry, Alexandra has represented both brand and generic pharmaceutical companies.

Alexandra's experience includes work on cases heard before hospital boards, professional regulatory Colleges, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition to her years in private practice, Alexandra has worked in-house for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, as well as in government for the Office of the Premier of Ontario. As such, Alexandra brings a unique perspective to the practice of law. She is able to approach matters from the perspective of her clients and regularly provides innovative, strategic, and sophisticated advice and representation. Alexandra's in-depth experience allows her to tailor her client-focused practice to meet the specific needs of her clients and their management teams.

Alexandra ia ranked as one of the Best Lawyers® in Canada for Intellectual Property Law.

Notable Mandates

Acted as a prosecutor for professional regulatory Colleges in Ontario.

Advised and represented physicians on behalf of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in both civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Defended a law firm at trial regarding allegations of professional negligence with respect to a patent for a medical device.

Counsel to Janssen Inc. at two trials in the Federal Court as well as appeals in the Federal Court of Appeal with respect to STELARA®.

Acted for several brand pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement litigation and proceedings pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Worked as in-house counsel for Teva, the world's largest generic pharmaceutical company.

Reported Cases

J.L. v. Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, 2015 CanLII 85454 (HPARB).

Janssen Inc. v. AbbVie Corporation, 2014 FCA 241 (Federal Court of Appeal).

Janssen Inc. v. AbbVie Corporation, 2014 FCA 242 (Federal Court of Appeal).

AbbVie Corporation v. Janssen Inc., 2014 FC 489 (Federal Court).

C.A.K. v. E.A.A.M.D., 2014 CanLII 24764 (HPARB).

Janssen Inc. v. AbbVie Corporation, 2014 FCA 112 (Federal Court of Appeal).

AbbVie Corporation v. Janssen Inc., 2014 FC 178 (Federal Court).

AbbVie Corporation v. Janssen Inc., 2014 FC 55 (Federal Court).

C.K. v. J.B., 2013 CanLII 84025 (HPARB).

L.W. v. J.G.K., 2012 CanLII 63803 (HPARB).

R.H. v. A.A., 2012 CanLII 71138 (HPARB).

N.S. v. R.O.L., 2012 CanLII 29296 (HPARB).

C.K. v. J.B.B., 2012 CanLII 3868 (HPARB).

PreMD Inc. v. Ogilvy Renault LLP, 2011 ONSC 1599 (Ontario Superior Court of Justice).

PreMD Inc. v. Ogilvy Renault LLP, 2010 ONSC 7141 (Ontario Superior Court of Justice).

Suserski v. Nurse, 2008 ONCA 416 (Ontario Court of Appeal).

Publications

"Medical Assistance in Dying ("MAID") from a Regulator's Perspective", WeirFoulds LLP, January 2017

"Titanic or ‘Freedom of the Seas'?: Navigating Around the Icebergs for Health Care in Ontario – A Review of the Statutes Affecting Private Health Care Delivery in Ontario", with Shanon O.N. Grauer, published in Health Law in Canada, February 2007

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, 2018 Annual Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 26-29, 2018

Speaker, "Professional Regulation Essentials and Advanced Issues", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto May 14, 2018

Speaker, "High at Work: Can Regulated Professionals Use Marijuana?", CNAR 2017 Conference, October 4, 2017
 
Speaker, "Navigating the Tension Between Public Protection and Human Rights: Registration and Incapacity", CNAR Conference 2017, Halifax, NS, October 3, 2017
 
Speaker, "The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Bad Excuses: Remediating and
Disciplining Resistance to Continuing Education and Other Ungovernable
Behaviour", CNAR Conference 2017, Halifax, NS, October 3, 2017

Speaker, "Medical Assistance in Dying", WeirFoulds LLP Self-Regulatory Bodies Seminar, Toronto, ON, March 30, 2017

Speaker, "Will You Help Me Die? Guidance for an Ethical and Lawful Response to Demands for Physician-Assisted Death (PAD) or Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)", Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 2-3, 2016

Awards & Recognition

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2015 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Professional Activities

Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Executive Member, National Health Law Section, Canadian Bar Association

Research Ethics Board, The Hospital for Sick Children

Affiliations

The Advocates' Society

Canadian Bar Association Health Law Section

Ontario Bar Association

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Medico-Legal Society of Toronto

Toronto Intellectual Property Group

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Camp Oochigeas

Partner

awilbee@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Litigation

Intellectual Property

Professional Regulation and Liability

Called to the Bar
Ontario, 2006
Education
Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B.

University of Toronto, Trinity College
B.A.
Bioethics

Osgoode Hall Law School
Workshop
Intensive Trial Advocacy

Awards & Recognition

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2015 as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law

Professional Activities
Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Executive Member, National Health Law Section, Canadian Bar Association

Research Ethics Board, The Hospital for Sick Children

Affiliations

The Advocates' Society

Canadian Bar Association Health Law Section

Ontario Bar Association

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Medico-Legal Society of Toronto

Toronto Intellectual Property Group

Community Involvement
Volunteer, Camp Oochigeas

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 2006

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B.

University of Toronto, Trinity College
B.A.
Bioethics

Osgoode Hall Law School
Workshop
Intensive Trial Advocacy