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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
“Marks & Clerk has top-quality prosecution services and delivers legal advice that fits in with our organisation and its infrastructure,” enthuses one patron. “It is difficult to find foreign representatives who can provide a really seamless service when it comes to international filings, but you can count on Marks & Clerk to take care of it all.” Operating out of the Ottawa branch, Ian Clark, Hetal Kushwaha and Jean-Charles Grégoire coordinate with clients, examiners and other counsel to ensure that large-scale mandates are executed with finesse. A former research associate at the Institute for Biological Sciences at the National Research Council of Canada, Clark is the first point of call for life sciences matters; while Kushwaha is lauded for her “quick response times, customer-centricity and undivided attention to clients’ needs”. Astute in his approach to complex legal issues that have not yet been tested in Canada, Grégoire “is practical, deciphers the law and presents it in a way that makes the path forward very clear. He is excellent to work with”. Over in Toronto, David Ruston navigates a variety of engineering disciplines, including oil and gas technologies, medical imaging and even the aerospace industry. Freedom-to-operate searches and validity opinions are his fortes. The outfit’s contentious offering is heating up too, with the arrival of Bereskin & Parr’s Amrita V Singh. “Industrious and hardworking, Amrita is a go-getter who is always moving the ball forward.” The “practical, thoughtful problem solver and sharp litigator” is “a natural leader who is well respected by her peers.”