Laura E. Gomez

Laura Gomez is an Ottawa-based Gowling WLG partner who advises on regulatory law, practising primarily in the area of product regulation, compliance and enforcement and corporate commercial law.

Laura assists clients with regulatory and commercial issues relating to the commercialization of foods, non-prescription and prescription drugs, natural health products, cosmetics, devices, consumer products and controlled drugs. She has particular experience in advising clients with respect to regulatory issues, including product licensing, temporary marketing authorizations for foods, advertising, packaging and labelling, formulation and ingredient reviews, drug establishment licensing, site licensing, compliance and enforcement, recalls, importation, distribution and manufacturing.

Laura's practice also includes regulatory compliance and commercial issues that relate to multi-level marketing, direct selling and consumer protection. She advises and represents clients interacting with Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Industry Canada, Environment Canada as well as provincial and territorial regulators.

Laura is co-editor of the Gowling WLG Food, NHP and Cosmetics Law Newsletter and is fluent in English and French.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2011

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2011
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      2010
      Dean's Honour Society, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    • Education
      2010
      University of Windsor, LLB
    • Education
      2010
      University of Detroit Mercy, JD, cum laude
  • 2005

    • Education
      2005
      University of Ottawa, B.Comm, Hons., specialization in accounting, cum laude

Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Cosmetics Alliance Canada
  • Canadian Health Food Association
  • Consumer Health Products Canada
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Direct Sellers Association

Laura Gomez & Katrina Coughlin, "Fortifying Canada’s Food Policy," Food in Canada, April 2014

Laura Gomez, "Food Labelling Modernization – What Consumers Want," Food in Canada, March 2014

Laura Gomez & Katrina Coughlin, "Act Now, Supplement Later: New Draft Guidance for Supplemented Foods," Food in Canada, February 2015

Insights & Resources