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New managing partner for Bennett Jones in Toronto

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 1:20 PM | By John Chunn

Bennett Jones announced the appointment of Dominique Hussey to vice-chair and Toronto managing partner.

According to the firm’s press release, Hussey leads the intellectual property (IP) litigation practice group at Bennett Jones and is co-head of the firm’s innovation, technology and branding practice group. She has served as the lead director of the firm’s Partnership Board for the past four years.

“Dominique is an outstanding leader in her field and in developing the firm’s strategic direction. Our Toronto office and our firm will greatly benefit from Dominique’s tremendous leadership skills and vision,” said Hugh MacKinnon, chairman and chief executive officer of Bennett Jones.

Hussey’s practice involves all aspects of IP litigation and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on litigation involving pharmaceutical and biotech patents and trademarks. In her advisory practice, she counsels on a range of trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret, advertising, and regulatory matters.

Before joining Bennett Jones, Hussey 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.

The release added that former Toronto managing partner Stephen Bowman will now serve as the firm’s vice-chair and managing partner, people and talent. Bowman served as managing partner in Toronto for more than 13 years and was instrumental in the growth and development of the Toronto office and to the success of the firm as a whole.