D. Lynne Watt
D. Lynne Watt
Partner at Gowling WLG
(613) 786-8695
(613) 563-9869
160 Elgin St, Suite 2600, Ottawa, ON
Year called to bar: 1994
D. Lynne Watt is a senior litigation partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, practising primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, copyright (particular, the certification of tariffs under the Copyright Act and infringement claims) and appellate advocacy. Lynne heads the firm’s Supreme Court of Canada Services Group. She has appeared before a variety of tribunals and in all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the SCC. Lynne has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation and copyright matters, including contract disputes, enforcing proprietary rights and intellectual property, shareholder and executive disputes, and oppression remedy proceedings. She has also participated in many mediations and arbitrations. Lynne is an author of the text Supreme Court of Canada Practice (Thomson Reuters). She has been a lecturer and course director of the IPIC Copyright Master Class at the McGill School of Continuing Studies and  also taught trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa (Faculty of Common Law). Recognized in both The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Lynne is committed to advancing the careers of younger lawyers and was awarded Gowling WLG’s Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2014.
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