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 has been ranked as one of the Best Lawyers® in Canada for Intellectual Property Law, from the 2015 edition through to the 2019 edition.

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.

Ontario College of Pharmacists v. Ramsammy, 2018 ONCPDC 38 (Discipline Committee).

College of Chiropodists of Ontario v. Tomines, 2017 ONCOCOO 4 (Discipline Committee).

Ontario College of Pharmacists v. Mihaila, 2017 ONCPDC 21 (Discipline Committee)

L.V. v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2017 CanLII 37505 (HPARB).

O.A. v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2017 CanLII 14161 (HPARB).

N.M. v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2016 CanLII 100846 (HPARB).

Obanor v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2016 CanLII 64381 (HPARB).

D.K. v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2016 CanLII 60274 (HPARB).

College of Nurses of Ontario v. Jose, 2016 CanLII 60273 (HPARB).

Ontario College of Pharmacists v. Ramsammy, 2016 ONCPDC 22 (Discipline Committee).

C.L. v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2016 CanLII 39364 (HPARB).

C.J.N. v. College of Nurses of Ontario, 2016 CanLII 24551 (HPARB).

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).

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2019 Edition as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2018 Edition as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017 Edition as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2016 Edition as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2015 Edition as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • 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
Called to the Bar
  • 2006
Education
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
  • B.A. (Bioethics), University of Toronto, Trinity College
  • Workshop, Intensive Trial Advocacy, Osgoode Hall Law School
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

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Six Minute MAID Update”, CNAR 2018 Conference, October 18, 2018
Speaker, “Nuts & Bolts of Decision-Writing” Workshop, CNAR 2018 Conference, October 16, 2018
Speaker, “Keeping Sane – Mental Health of Regulated Professionals”, CLEAR 2018 Conference, September 28, 2018
Speaker, “Second Annual Update on Medical Assistance in Dying”, CLEAR 2018 Conference, September 27, 2018
Speaker, Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO) Symposium, June 22, 2018
Speaker, “Challenging Convention: Addressing Mental Health Issues in Professional Regulation”, CLEAR 2017 Conference, September 16, 2017
Speaker, “Medical Assistance in Dying”, CLEAR 2017 Conference, September 15, 2017
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

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