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Sana Halwani

UTAA SECRETARY & PRESIDENT-ELECT 2020-2021

(JD 2004)
Partner, Lenczner Slaght LLP

Sana's practice is primarily focused on intellectual property litigation. In patent matters, she has experience with numerous industries, including pharmaceutical and biologics, information technology (including software), telecommunications, gaming, oil and gas, and heavy industrial. In copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, Sana has represented diverse clients including software companies, furniture manufacturers, fashion designers, and media companies. Sana has represented clients at all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and regularly provides strategic patent and regulatory advice.

Prior to her time at the University of Toronto, Sana received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry from Queen's University and a Masters of Arts in Biotechnological Law and Ethics from the University of Sheffield, UK. Sana also clerked for Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2005-6, and was an Action Canada Fellow in 2006-7.

Sana has been heavily involved in the University of Toronto community since joining it as a student. Her contributions during her legal studies garnered her the Dean’s Key, as well as a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. Since graduating, Sana has taken on numerous roles at the university including Co-Chair of the University of Toronto Discipline Tribunal; member of the College of Electors; member of the Law Alumni Association; trial advocacy instructor at the Faculty of Law; and alumni mentor. In 2012, she was the recipient of an Arbor Award for her service to the University. Sana lives in Toronto with her husband, two sons, and her neurotic yet lovable Australian Shepherd.

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