Lydia is a Partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Lydia practises corporate and commercial law, focusing on the health sector. She is Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law.
Lydia has considerable experience in acting for drug, medical device and natural health product manufacturers, private sector medical supplies and service providers, laboratories and pharmacies. She is regularly called upon to provide advice on the Canadian legislative landscape for health regulatory matters; the acquisition of product and establishment licences; provincial funding programs; labelling, advertising and promotion; Health Canada inspections; crisis management and recalls; interactions with health professionals under provincial laws and industry codes of conduct; public procurement with hospitals and hospital group purchasing organizations; freedom of information issues; private sector privacy and data protection; and health privacy.
Lydia also has extensive experience in providing advice, counsel and direction to Ontario hospitals, community care access centres, long-term care facilities, mental health institutions, health care agencies, professional medical colleges, health-related charities and other public health care organizations.
Lydia frequently negotiates and drafts complex contracts, participates in briefings with various stakeholders and assists in the development and review of policy for health sector clients.