- University of Toronto (1988) BA
- Fellow of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (2005)
- Fellowship Certificates in E-Discovery and Computer Forensics (2012) and Estate Law (2012) - ILCO
- Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (in progress) Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
J. Gwendolyn Ward
Gwendolyn has over 15 years of experience in various areas of law including corporate, intellectual property, civil and commercial litigation, medical negligence and professional disciplinary matters.
She assists Lenczner Slaght lawyers throughout the litigation process including document production, examination for discovery, mediation, arbitration and trial in provincial, extra-provincial and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Gwendolyn is proficient in managing the document discovery process. She has extensive experience in electronic document and e Discovery platforms such as Summation and Ringtail and works with key vendors to keep e Discovery projects within prescribed budgets and timelines.
Gwendolyn also provides support for professional disciplinary cases for regulatory colleges, government agencies and Crown corporations.
Counsel for Janssen in a patent infringement action relating to Stelara (ustikinumab), a monoclonal antibody product for use in the treatment of psoriasis, among other indications. This was the first patent infringement trial in Canada relating to a biologic drug.
Counsel to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in a prosecution of a member for professional misconduct under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the subsequent appeal to the Divisional Court.
Counsel for defendants in a lengthy commercial trial involving claims for an interest in the Niagara Falls casino. Lenczner Slaght defeated a range of contract and conspiracy claims, including allegations of computer spoliation.
Counsel in a successful defence of the defendant brokerage firm at a lengthy trial before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in an action for negligence and breach of contract arising out of the alleged manipulation of shares of Knowledge House Inc.
Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario