Meet Our Students
Siobhan is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on copyright and digital media, trademarks, licensing and transactions, litigation, and regulatory, advertising and marketing.
Siobhan graduated from the Juris Doctor program at Queen's University and holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University.
Before commencing her legal career, Siobhan spent more than three years working in the book publishing industry.
While at Queen’s University, Siobhan worked with the Legal Aid Clinic and received the Course Prize in the Sexual and Reproductive Justice course. In her final year of law school, she completed a clerkship at the Superior Court of Justice.
Prior to being an articling student, Siobhan was a summer student with the firm.
Ellen is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution in the mechanical and industrial sectors, as well as automotive, cleantech, medical devices, and oil and gas.
Ellen graduated from the Juris Doctor program at Western University and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. While at Western University, Ellen was a Senior Clinic Fellow at the Western Intellectual Property & Innovation Legal Clinic and an executive of the Western Women in Law organization.
Before joining Bereskin & Parr, Ellen worked on mechanical patent prosecution teams at a law firm in Montreal and an IP boutique in Paris. She also helped a Danish startup to develop their IP strategy.
During her academic career, Ellen won several awards and scholarships including the Ontario Expropriation Association Bursary (2022) for a law school essay on expropriation, the GHL Consultants 4th Year Fire Safety Engineering Award (2019) for excellence in the Fire Safety Engineering course at the University of Waterloo, and was on the Dean’s Honours List (2018) at the University of Waterloo.
Prior to being an articling student, Ellen was a summer student with the firm.
University of Windsor
Nicole is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on general IP matters, management and strategic counselling and patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences.
Nicole completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Windsor and holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. Nicole’s thesis focused on developing new catalytic reactions for access to chemical building blocks found in various pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.
During her academic career, Nicole completed a research internship at the Liebniz-Institut for Catalysis (LIKAT) in Rostock, Germany, where she worked on various synthetic methodology projects involving palladium and rhodium catalysis. She also worked as a research associate at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. Her work involved synthesizing peptides and small molecules for cancer immunotherapy projects as well as optimizing protein expression and purification protocols.
Nicole’s industry experience includes her role as a research associate for Indi Molecular Inc., a biotechnology start-up company in Culver City, California, focused on commercializing protein-catalyzed capture (PCC) agent technology.
Nicole has co-authored several publications on organic chemistry and peptide science.
Prior to being an articling student, Nicole was a summer student with the firm.
Osgoode Hall Law School
Maddie is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on Life Sciences and patents.
Maddie graduated from the Juris Doctor program at Osgoode Hall Law School and holds a PhD in Lab Medicine & Pathobiology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences from McMaster University.
Maddie’s PhD thesis focused on Investigation of Vascular Function and its Modulation in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s disease.
Maddie has co-authored several papers published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences 2021 and Current Alzheimer Research 2017
Prior to being an articling student, Maddie was a summer student with the firm.
University of Toronto
Leanne is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on patents and medical devices.
Leanne graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Toronto with Distinction and holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Leanne’s Master’s research thesis focused on evaluating algorithms to develop electrophysiological prognostic markers to track brain recovery with temperature management post-cardiac arrest.
Leanne was awarded the Undergraduate Student Research Award (2012, 2013) by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Summer Studentship award (2013) by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS).
Prior to being an articling student, Leanne was a summer student with the firm.