Catherine Phillips-Smith Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2021 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-369-7246

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: catherine.phillips-smith@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto



Catherine Phillips-Smith

Catherine Phillips-Smith is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

Catherine previously served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Donald J. Rennie of the Federal Court of Appeal. While in that role, Catherine provided assistance with a variety of intellectual property cases, including patent, trademark, and copyright cases. She also gained extensive experience in administrative law, assisting with judicial review proceedings from decisions of a wide variety of federal boards and tribunals.

Catherine earned her JD from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she completed the specialized area of concentration in Law and Technology.

Prior to attending law school, Catherine completed a MASc in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Her graduate studies focused on aerosol research in and around the oil sands region of Alberta, and culminated with a peer-reviewed publication in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Catherine also obtained an honours BASc in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and received a Summer Student Fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The latter is the world’s leading independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2021
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2020

    • Education
       2020
      Dalhousie University (Schulich School of Law), JD
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Dalhousie University, Schulich Scholarship (1L, 2L) – Academic Merit and Community Service
    • Community
       2019
      Student Mentor, Academic Success Program
    • Community
       2019
      Student Tutor, Indigenous Black & Mi’kmaq Initiative
  • 2018

    • Community
       2018
      Student Tutor, Indigenous Black & Mi’kmaq Initiative
    • Community
       2018
      Student Mentor, Academic Success Program
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dalhousie University, The Fasken Prize – Highest average in first year (from Ontario)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dalhousie University, The Goodfellow, WD Prize – Highest average in first year
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dalhousie University, The Macdonald, Angus L Hon 2 Prize – Highest grade in torts
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dalhousie University, The Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Prize – Highest average in property, contracts and torts
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Dalhousie University, The Sperry, Clyde W Prize 2 – Highest grade in “Property in its Historical Context”
    • Community
       2018
      Executive, Law Hour
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Dalhousie University, Schulich Scholarship (1L, 2L) – Academic Merit and Community Service
  • 2015

    • Education
       2015
      University of Toronto (Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry), MASc
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      University of Toronto, Outstanding Poster Award (Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      University of Toronto, SGS Conference Grant
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      University of Toronto, Dean’s List
    • Education
       2013
      University of Toronto (Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry), BASc with Honours
    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      University of Toronto, Mackay-Hewer Memorial Prize (highest standing in fourth year in environmental courses)
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
       2012
      University of Toronto, Dean’s List
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
       2011
      University of Toronto, Dean’s List
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
       2010
      University of Toronto, Ontario University Athletics Award (Varsity Rowing)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2010
      University of Toronto, Dean’s List