Daniel Derkach Articling Student


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Toronto



Daniel Derkach

Daniel Derkach is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. He earned his JD at Western University where he was at the top of his class in the Intellectual Property, Information and Technology law area of concentration.

During law school, Daniel co-founded and served two years as Student Director for the Western Intellectual Property & Innovation Legal Clinic (WIPILC). Through this clinic, he assisted entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, researchers and artists with protecting and commercializing their intellectual property.

Daniel also served on the executive committee of the Western Intellectual Property Association and won the Gordon F. Henderson Award for Best Respondent Factum at the 2022 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot and first place at the 2021 Legate Medical Malpractice Moot.

Prior to attending law school, Daniel obtained a BSc (Hons) in neuroscience and an MSc in neural stem cell research at the University of Toronto. His research focused on brain repair following treatment for pediatric brain tumours and ischemic stroke and culminated in multiple peer-reviewed publications, including in Nature Medicine.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Rankings & Awards
       2023
      Ailbe C. Flynn LLB '97 Memorial Scholarship in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law
    • Education
       2023
      Western University, JD
  • 2022

    • Rankings & Awards
       2022
      Bereskin & Parr Award in Intellectual Property
    • Rankings & Awards
       2022
      Gordon F. Henderson Award for Best Respondent Factum at the 2022 Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot
  • 2021

    • Community
       2021
      Western Intellectual Property & Innovation Legal Clinic, Co-Founder and Student Director (2021-2023)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2021
      Western Law, First Place at the 2021 Legate Medical Malpractice Moot
  • 2019

    • Education
       2019
      University of Toronto, MSc, Neuroscience
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      University of Toronto, Carlton and Marguerite Smith Medical Research Fellowship
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      University of Toronto, Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award
    • Education
       2016
      University of Toronto, BSc (Hons.), Neuroscience and Cell & Molecular Biology