David Isern Associate

Speaks:  English, Spanish

Year of Call: 2016 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 519-569-4554

Fax: +1 519-576-0141

Email: david.isern@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Waterloo Region

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David Isern

David Isern is a member of Gowling WLG’s Business Law Group and Latin America team. He advises clients on a range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, risk management, in addition to assisting startup and growth-oriented companies commercialize their technologies.

Having lived in seven countries, David has extensive experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters and multidisciplinary teams. He is bilingual and offers legal services in both English and Spanish. A graduate of the LLM program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the LLB program at Queen Mary, University of London, David also holds an undergraduate degree in political science and history and a master’s degree in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo.

David summered and articled with the firm. Prior to commencing his articles, David worked for an industry-leading manufacturer of high performance digital imaging devices and semiconductors where he gained considerable experience working on various trade matters, including compliance with Free Trade Agreements, Canada Export Controls, and U.S. Re-Export Controls.

His community service has included sitting on the University of Toronto’s Graduate Appeals Committee and volunteering at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre where he founded Law for Forces, a pro-bono legal advice service for veterans and members of the armed forces. During his time in England, he also volunteered with a number of pro-bono clinics throughout London and worked as an immigration consultant for an international business school.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2015

    • Education
      Certificate of Qualification, National Committee of Accreditation
  • 2014

    • Education
      University of Toronto Faculty of Law, LLM
  • 2013

    • Education
      Queen Mary, University of London, LLB
  • 2011

    • Education
      Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, MA Global Governance
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      CIGI Junior Fellowship, Balsillie School of International Affairs
    • Rankings & Awards
      Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of Waterloo
    • Education
      University of Waterloo Joint Honours BA, Political Science and History


  • Waterloo Region Law Association