Melissa Tehrani is a partner at Gowling WLG's Montréal office and the leader of the firm's National Advertising & Regulatory Group – the largest, most awarded and recommended advertising and marketing law practice of its kind in Canada. Practising in the area of advertising, marketing and regulatory compliance, Melissa advises national and international corporations in the e-commerce, consumer goods, retail, financial services, class actions, automotive and telecommunications industries.
Her main areas of practice include advertising campaign reviews and pre-approvals for digital media, T.V., radio, print and social media; sponsorship agreements; contests and promotions design and review; class action litigation; packaging and labelling; children's advertising; ACTRA and UDA issues; French language requirements; and privacy law.
Melissa has co-authored the Canadian chapter of the leading international book "International Advertising Law" published by Wolters Kluwer and is also a contributing author of the leading Canadian textbook, "Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada", published by LexisNexis. She is a recurring speaker at LEXPERT's annual Advertising and Marketing Law and Social Media Law conferences. She is the co-editor of Gowling WLG's AdBytes Advertising & Product Regulatory publication, and is a frequent contributor to AdBytes.
Melissa has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Advertising & Marketing Law), and sits on the Advisory Committee for How2Reccycle (GreenBlue).
During law school, she attended the Université de Lumière – Lyon II in France and interned at Concordia University's Legal Information Clinic. Melissa joined the firm in 2009 as a law student and continued on as an articling student. She practises in English and French and is proficient in Italian.