Laura Weinrib
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2765

Laura's practice focuses on pharmaceutical, medical device, natural health product, food and consumer product law, and the marketing and advertising of these products.

Laura has advised clients on such matters as drug, medical device, natural health product, cosmetics, consumer product and food labelling, and other regulatory issues arising under Canadian legislation, including licensing and product safety issues. She has also provided advice regarding clinical trial agreements, contract research organization agreements, health-care compliance and practice codes, promotional programs, advertising, product claims, supply agreements, and consulting and advisory board agreements. Laura is also an expert on Canada's new anti-spam legislation.

Laura was seconded on a part-time time basis to the Canadian offices of a major pharmaceutical company where she provided a broad range of legal services as in-house counsel.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Drafting and negotiating Canadian clinical trial agreements for a major pharmaceutical company and a major medical devices company
  • Working with a food products company on the reformulation of its Canadian products and related product and health claims
  • Assisting consumer products companies with their Canadian promotions and sales claims
  • Reviewing new Canadian packaging for a multinational food products company
  • Reviewing a pharmaceutical company's third party agreements for healthcare compliance issues following a new product acquisition and drafting revised agreements
  • Advising consumer product companies in relation to incident reporting requirements and assisting with Canadian product recalls
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, December 21, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Financial Services Regulatory, December 2, 2016
Blakes Bulletin on Franchising, October 12, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Competition & Antitrust/Marketing & Health Regulatory, May 4, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, June 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: Top 10 Regulatory Update
Legal Issues and Trends for the Life Sciences Industry, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, November 15, 2017.
Speaker: New Companies, New Advertising Strategies: New Things to Know to Keep the Regulator Away
Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 6, 2017.
Speaker: Labelling Requirements: How to Comply and Safeguard Your Food Business
Food Safety, Protection and Regulatory Compliance, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, September 21, 2016.
Co-speaker: Panel Discussion - Hot Topics in Biosimilars
Legal Issues and Trends for the Life Sciences Industry, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, September 20, 2016.
Speaker: Update on Canadian Advertising Law
Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, ON, June 8, 2016.
Speaker: Your Information is Out There: Bill C-17 and Other Transparency Initiatives
Prescription for Law: The World of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 7, 2015.
Co-speaker: Procurement Issues in Life Sciences
Prescription for Law: The World of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 7, 2015.
Speaker: Competition Bureau Steps Up Enforcement Efforts: An Update on Misleading Advertising
Hot Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2015.
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