David Lametti is the Member of Parliament representing LaSalle-Émard-Verdun and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. He previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development from January 2017 to January 2019 and as Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade between December 2015 and January 2017. Prior to his election, Mr. Lametti was a Professor of Law at McGill University. He was Associate Dean (Academic) between 2008 and 2011. He is a Member of the Institute of Comparative Law, and was a founding Member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP); he served as its Director from 2009 to 2012. He obtained a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1985, and received his Common and Civil law degrees from McGill in 1989. Mr. Lametti received an LL.M. from the Yale Law School in 1991, and a doctorate in law at Oxford University. From 1989-90, he was a clerk to Justice Peter Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is an internationally-recognized expert in property and intellectual property, with numerous publications, and has taught or lectured in many of the world’s most well-known universities in French, English and Italian.
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