Jason Brandt Articling Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Ottawa

Jason Brandt

Jason Brandt is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. 

Jason obtained his JD at the University of Alberta.

His interest in IP stems from his extensive experience in the world of chemistry. Before deciding to attend law school, Jason was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, working on developing new catalytic systems for polymer synthesis. He received his PhD, specializing in organic and inorganic synthesis and novel reaction development, from the University of British Columbia and was an NSERC scholarship holder. He also obtained an honours BSc in chemistry from the University of Alberta, where he served as co-chair of the 2012 Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference and was VP of the Chemistry Student’s Association.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Education
      University of Alberta, JD
  • 2018

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, PhD, Chemistry
  • 2012

    • Education
      University of Alberta, BSc, Chemistry (Hons.)


  • Regio- and Stereoselective Hydroamination of Alkynes Using an Ammonia Surrogate: Synthesis of N-Silylenamines as Reactive Synthons. Lui, E. K. J.; Brandt, J. W.; Schafer, L. L. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4973-4976. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.7b13783 
  • Ligand Effects and Kinetic Investigations of Sterically Accessible 2‑Pyridonate Tantalum Complexes for Hydroaminoalkylation. Brandt, J. W.; Chong, E.; Schafer, L. L. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 6323-6330. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.7b01486  
  • 2-Pyridonate Tantalum Complexes for the Intermolecular Hydroaminoalkylation of Sterically Demanding Alkenes. Chong, E.; Brandt, J. W.; Schafer, L. L. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10898-10901. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja506187m 


  • Brandt, J.W.; Carrow, B. P. Oral Presentation at the 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. Orlando, FL, USA, April 2019.
  • Brandt, J. W.; Schafer, L. L. Poster Presentation at the 100th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference (CSC). Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2017.
  • Brandt, J. W.; Chong, E.; Schafer, L. L. Oral Presentation at the 98th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference (CSC). Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 2015.
  • Brandt, J. W.; Schafer, L. L. Poster Presentation at the 5th Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry. Banff, AB, Canada, November 2013.