International Law Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Apr. 20, 2020
Vancouver Online

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4/20: International Cannabis Law
This meeting is being hosted by the International Law Section.

Speaker(s): Emilie Feil Fraser, Associate at Gowling WLG;
Daniel Shortt, Attorney at Harris Bricken (Seattle)
Time: Monday, April 20, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Webinar/Teleconference
CPD Hours: 1.00

Join us as Emilie Feil Fraser, Associate at Gowling WLG and Daniel Shortt, Attorney at Harris Bricken from their Seattle branch will discuss international ramifications of developments in cannabis law.
Speaker Bio

Emilie Feil Fraser, Associate at Gowling WLG

Emilie Feil-Fraser is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. 

Emilie helps clients develop strategies to protect their intellectual property through trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, patents, and plant breeders’ rights.  As a litigator, she also actively assists clients with enforcement of their intellectual property rights, and appears regularly in Federal Court and the British Columbia Supreme Court. 

Emilie represents a variety of clients, from advising small start-up businesses to representing multi-national corporations in large-scale patent infringement litigation.  She provides IP strategy and regulatory compliance advice to clients in specialized industries with regard to licensing, packaging and labelling, as well as marketing and advertising practices.

Emilie speaks French fluently and has specialized knowledge regarding court procedure, jurisdictional questions and conflict of law issues, having clerked with the British Columbia Supreme Court. She is also a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution processes and strives to find creative solutions for clients involved in contentious disputes.  

Emilie has a bachelor of arts in Canadian history and previously worked in the tourism industry before becoming a lawyer. She is an avid musician and spends as much time in the mountains as possible.

Daniel Shortt, Attorney at Harris Bricken

Daniel Shortt is a business attorney who works extensively with entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. He is an authority on legal issues relating to CBD and hemp laws and he has been invited to speak on those topics at events across the country and overseas. Daniel also assists our clients with their corporate formation, transactional, licensing, regulatory, and litigation needs. Daniel writes for the award-winning Canna Law Blog and he regularly speaks to media outlets who seek him out for his perspective on legal issues in marijuana and hemp.

Daniel graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where he worked extensively with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to fund and establish the Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP). He then served as the editor of the CLPP blog and as a Hazelton Fellow researching cannabis law. He also interned for Justice Richard Baldwin of the Oregon Supreme Court and for the Seattle City Attorney.

As an undergrad, Daniel studied music at Gonzaga University, focusing on jazz guitar. After college, he worked and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing guitar, taking boxing classes, and exploring Seattle with his two dogs Dexter and Oliver.

Webinar/Teleconference (if applicable)
Sections host webinars from Internet-capable venues where significant interest has been expressed by Section members in attending remotely. This Section meeting will be offered as a teleconference or webinar depending on the resources and technology available at the venue. 

Webinar or teleconference instructions will be sent to your email that we have on file one day prior to this meeting date. These instructions will indicate when you should log in, as the meeting may start a little later than expected, as members and speaker(s) may be setling in, or if there is a lunch/dinner component.

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Please ensure to sign-in at the meeting; failure to sign-in will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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