David Wotherspoon, Partner, is a commercial litigator whose cases regularly involve social media, intellectual property, technology and defamation. David has acted for clients such as TELUS, Hermès, BHP Billiton, Anglo American, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Vancouver Canucks and numerous early stage companies, as well as individuals. In addition to acting as an advocate in the courts, David acts as neutral and as counsel in arbitrations.
Many of David's cases have involved protecting businesses that have been targeted in a way that requires intense and swift action and often injunctions to safeguard clients' rights. David continually delivers extraordinary success in this particular area of his practice.
As a litigator, David always applies a business-oriented approach looking for solutions to problems.
Honours and Awards
- The Legal 500 Canada 2015 for Intellectual Property
- Awarded the 2014 Access to Justice Award by the Pivot Legal Society for outstanding support of the organization and it's mandate to use the law to combat the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada
- Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2014 for Computer & IT Law, Intellectual Property and Litigation - Intellectual Property
- Named as a “local litigation star” in British Columbia and a “litigation star” for intellectual property in Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2014
- Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2011-2013 for Computer & IT Law, and Intellectual Property
- Named as a “local litigation star” in British Columbia by Benchmark Canada, 2013
- Awarded a Silver ranking for both anti-counterfeiting and trademark enforcement expertise in the 2013 edition of the WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, published by World Trademark Review
- Outstanding Achievement Award in the Best Publications category for British Columbia Business Disputes from the International Association for Continuing Legal Education. Co-authored the chapter on IP Disputes
- Named as a “local litigation star” in British Columbia and a “litigation star” for intellectual property in Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2012
- Named as "Leading Trade-mark Practitioner" by World Trademark Review
- Director, Peace Geeks
- Director, Environmental Youth Alliance
- Volunteer, Pivot Legal Society
- Governor (past), Collingwood School
- Governor (past), Emily Carr University of Art + Design