Nicholas McHaffie appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada

May 7, 2019
Nicholas McHaffie

Stikeman Elliott congratulates Ottawa partner, Nicholas McHaffie, who has been appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada. The appointment was announced on Monday, May 6, 2019 by The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

“We are delighted that Nick will continue the firm’s proud tradition of public service. Everyone at the firm congratulates Mr. Justice McHaffie and we look forward to watching him flourish in this next chapter of his career”, says Chair of the firm, Marc Barbeau.

Mr. Justice McHaffie received a B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto in 1990 and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1994. He clerked for the Right Honourable Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.

During his 23-year legal career at Stikeman Elliott, first in the Toronto office starting in 1996 and then in Ottawa starting in 1998, Mr. Justice McHaffie practised in the area of litigation, with a primary emphasis on intellectual property, public law, administrative/regulatory and commercial matters as a key member of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Competition & Foreign Investment Groups. Mr. Justice McHaffie has appeared before the Courts at all levels, including the trial and appeal levels of both the Ontario Court and the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before numerous administrative tribunals such as the Competition Tribunal, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal the Copyright Board, the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board and the Trademarks Opposition Board.