WeirFoulds is pleased to welcome three new lawyers to the firm in the following practice areas:
Mimi Palmer – Technology & Intellectual Property, Privacy & Access to Information
Mimi Palmer is a Partner in the Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group and Privacy & Access to Information Practice Group. Mimi is a commercial lawyer with a practice that focuses on intellectual property and information technology law matters. She has significant experience in matters pertaining to marketing and advertising, trademarks and copyright, data and brand protection, licensing, privacy compliance and anti-spam laws. She is recognized as a Registered Trademark Agent through the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents.
Before joining WeirFoulds, Mimi served as the Associate Vice President, Legal of a Toronto-based organization that provides loyalty marketing services. In this role, she was responsible for advising the company on commercial strategy, IP ownership and licensing, IT vendor and data governance, legal risk, corporate compliance, and more.
Jessica Stansfield – Commercial Litigation
Jessica Stansfield is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Jessica brings a client-focused and practical approach to complex and high stakes litigation. She has significant experience acting for both private and publicly held corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in disputes involving asset tracing, civil frauds and conspiracies, shareholder rights, director and officer liability, consumer banking services, and breach of fiduciary and other employee duties.
Before joining WeirFoulds, Jessica was an Associate at the Toronto office of a full-service national firm, where she maintained a diverse commercial litigation and professional liability practice. Her experience includes representing clients before the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Divisional Court, Federal Court, and all levels of court in British Columbia. She has also represented clients before numerous administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies.
Dena Givari – Municipal, Planning and Land Development
Dena Givari is an Associate in the Municipal, Planning and Land Development Practice Group and represents clients in litigation and expropriation matters. Before joining WeirFoulds, Dena was a lawyer with the Department of Justice at the Trade Law Bureau of the Federal Government. In this role, she advised and represented the Government of Canada in international trade disputes on rules of origin, trade remedies and investor-state matters. Dena has also litigated commercial disputes of varying complexities as an Associate at a Toronto boutique securities and commercial litigation firm.
We are excited to welcome Mimi, Jessica and Dena to our growing team of lawyers!