Nicholas McHaffie

Nicholas McHaffie Partner

Nicholas McHaffie

Education

  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1994).
  • University of Toronto (B.Sc., Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology, 1990).

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1996
Representative Work
  • Reference re Senate Reform – representing the Dean of the Canadian Senate in an historic reference regarding the constitutionality of proposals for Senate reform.
  • Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe – acting for an Internet service provider (ISP) in novel proceedings seeking disclosure of user identities in connection with allegations of online copyright infringement.
  • NLogic Inc. v. Microtherapy Inc. – acting for respondent software development company in litigation regarding development and distribution contract.
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Accolades
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading lawyer in Public Law Litigation.
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2017 as a Litigation Star in Intellectual Property.
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2015 as Litigator of the Year in White Collar Crime/Enforcement/Constitutional.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “Administering the Charter: Update on the Charter in Administrative Law”, 17th Annual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice, Canadian Institute, October 2017, (conference co-chair and speaker).
  • “Third Party Funding of IP Litigation”, 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Year in Review, Law Society of Upper Canada, January 2017.
  • “Through the Looking Glass: A Year in the Life of the Standard of Review”, 16th Annual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice, Canadian Institute, October 2016, (conference co-chair and speaker).
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