100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1978 (ON)
Scott Jolliffe, an engineer and lawyer, is a trusted adviser to senior business leaders on strategic legal and business matters. Having earned his reputation as a leading litigator in intellectual property and then as CEO of Gowlings, Scott now focuses on providing strategic and practical guidance on the most challenging legal and business matters facing our clients. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, Scott serves as senior counsel on landmark intellectual property cases and as an advisor to businesses in the aerospace, transportation, resource, manufacturing, and life sciences sectors. He also serves as a mediator in intellectual property and technology disputes. Scott often speaks on matters relating to intellectual property, legal ethics, conflicts of interest, diversity & inclusion, the business of law, and law firm leadership. He is the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious Louis St-Laurent Award for Excellence granted by the Canadian Bar Association and the Lexpert Zenith Award for demonstrated excellence, action, and thought leadership in ways that have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and society. For 20 years, Scott was the national managing partner, CEO, and Chair of Gowlings, now known worldwide as Gowling WLG.