Dominique Hussey is Vice Chair and Toronto Managing Partner at Bennett Jones. In addition to her role as Toronto Managing Partner, Dominique leads the Intellectual Property Litigation group and is co-head of the firm’s Innovation, Technology and Branding group. She served as lead director of the firm's partnership board for the past four years.
Dominique's practice involves all aspects of IP litigation and dispute resolution (patent, trademark, copyright, contracts, trade secrets), with particular emphasis on litigation involving pharma/biotech patents, and trademarks. She regularly counsels on a range of trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret, advertising, marketing, packaging, labelling, and regulatory matters—most often pertaining to pharmaceuticals, biologics, legal cannabis, food and beverages, medical devices, and natural health products. She regularly consults on transactions involving IP and regulated industries.
"Dominique Hussey is described as 'extremely client-focused and timely in her advice' by sources, who add: 'She is a true professional, and her common sense advice moves seamlessly across all levels of the organisation.'"
Dominique is depended on to structure and negotiate complex strategic settlements and business arrangements, with an eye to positive business and litigation outcomes. She also offers her experience to assist clients in navigating the IP aspects of corporate acquisition, re-organization and joint ventures, including, and, with respect to the life sciences and health care industries, the regulatory and competition aspects.
Before joining Bennett Jones, Dominique practised at a large law firm in New York, where she provided litigation and counselling services to pharmaceutical and consumer products companies in the areas of patents, trade secrets and false advertising, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation.
Dominique is a member of the Boards of Directors of The Advocates’ Society and Bennett Jones LLP. She regularly writes, speaks and teaches on written and oral advocacy, litigation and intellectual property topics. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Law Review and the Canadian Institute's Journal of Intellectual Property Law. She sits on the Competition Law and Life Sciences Committees of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Legislation Committee of the International Trademarks Association. She co-chairs the Canadian Bar Association, IP Section: CPD Committee. She is admitted to practice in Ontario, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.