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.

  • 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

  • Euromoney's Life Sciences Expert Guide 2019 (Regulatory)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Advertising and Marketing)

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Co-author: E-Commerce Competition Enforcement Guide
GCR Insight, January 2019.
Blakes Bulletin on Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, February 27, 2018.
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Speaker: Influencer Marketing
Competition Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, November 22, 2018.
Moderator: Marketing & Intellectual Property Panel
Blakes Cannabis Summit, Toronto, Ontario, October 23, 2018.
Speaker: Compliance with Food Safety Regulations
Preparing For Cannabis Edibles Conference, Infonex, Toronto, Ontario, October 2-3, 2018.
Co-speaker: Medical Cannabis 2030
Blakes Cannabis Roundtable, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2018.
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.
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Quoted: Real estate used by pharmaceutical companies are a natural home for new cannabis businesses
Article by Aidan Macnab, Canadian Lawyer, November 5, 2019.
Quoted: From farm gate to dinner plate
Article by Carolyn Cooper, Canadian Lawyer, April 1, 2019.
Quoted: Is It an App? A Medical Device? It’s Both
Article by Peter Menyasz, Bloomberg Law, August 22, 2018.
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