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, and appellate advocacy. Lynne heads the firm’s Supreme Court of Canada Services Group and is an author of the text Supreme Court of Canada Practice (Thomson Reuters). 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 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). Committed to advancing the careers of young lawyers, Lynne was awarded the firm’s Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2014. Recognized in both The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, in 2021, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) named Lynne to its global list of Top 250 Women in IP and she was named an IP Star (Copyright) in 2020 and 2021.
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