Scott Jolliffe Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1978 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-5400

Secondary phone: +1 416-434-9784

Fax: +1 416-863-3400

Email: scott.jolliffe@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto




Scott Jolliffe

Scott Jolliffe, an engineer and lawyer, serves as a trusted adviser to senior business leaders on strategic legal and business matters. Having earned his reputation as a leading litigator in intellectual property, and then as CEO of Gowlings as it grew to become a Global 100 law firm, Scott now focuses on providing strategic and practical guidance on the most challenging legal and business matters facing our clients.

Drawing on more than 30 years of legal experience, Scott serves as senior counsel on landmark intellectual property cases, and as an adviser to businesses in the aerospace, transportation, resource, manufacturing and life sciences sectors. He also serves as a mediator in intellectual property and technology disputes, having been accredited in this field by several Canadian and international organizations.

A published author in the IP and legal fields, Scott also speaks frequently on matters relating to intellectual property, legal ethics, conflicts of interest, diversity & inclusion, the business of law and law firm leadership. He is the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious Louis St-Laurent Award for Excellence granted by the Canadian Bar Association, and the Lexpert Zenith Award for demonstrated excellence, action and thought leadership in ways that have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and society.

The former CEO of the Canadian Bar Association, John Hoyles, said: "Scott is one of the great leaders of our profession. He is a lawyer with the utmost integrity, and has made tremendous contributions to both the business and practice of law in Canada."

For 20 years, Scott served as the National Managing Partner, CEO and Chair of Gowlings, which is now known worldwide as Gowling WLG. During his leadership tenure, he played a key role in positioning Gowling WLG to become one of the world's most respected law firms.

In 2018, Scott was elected President and Vice Chair of the Canadian Arab Business Council, Canada's not-for-profit association focused on bringing the Canadian and Arab business communities together to facilitate and expand trade and investment between Canada and the Arab world.

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The Canada Arab Business Council is doing a tremendous job in bringing together Canadian and Arab businesses to build on and grow investment and trade between and amongst our countries. https://t.co/sFITgOnChr Scott Jolliffe (@ScottJolliffe1) May 03,2018

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Lou Frapporti managing partner Gowling WLG speaking at the Hamilton Art Gallery about the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. https://t.co/2IWYPJzR6K Scott Jolliffe (@ScottJolliffe1) May 02,2018

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2015
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
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      September2015
      The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2015
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      August2015
      Expert Guides: Patents
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      July2015
      Who's Who Legal 100, 2015
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      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
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      April2015
      Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015
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      February2015
      The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      Expert Guides, Best of the Best
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2014
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014
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      September2014
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014
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      September2014
      Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2014
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      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2014
      Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2014
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2014
      Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2013
      Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
    • Rankings & Awards
      November2013
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      March2013
      Benchmark Canada 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2012
      2012 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers
    • Rankings & Awards
      December2012
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      June2012
      PLC Which Lawyer? 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      May2012
      Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2012
      Benchmark Canada 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      2012 Expert Guides' Guide to Leading Practitioners: China
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2011
      Who's Who Legal 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      May2011
      Lexpert/ American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada , 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      May2011
      Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers , 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      March2011
      PLC Which Lawyer? 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      Lexpert® 2011 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      Expert Guides, 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook , 2010
  • 1978

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1978
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1976

    • Education
      1976
      Queen's University and Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB
  • 1973

    • Education
      1973
      University of Toronto, BASc. in Chemical Engineering

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Trademark Association