David McLauchlan is an associate within the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He works chiefly in the areas of health and life sciences.
David advises clients on drafting and negotiating research agreements, as well as on issues related to regulatory responsibility, ethics and compliance.
With a degree in biochemistry, biomedical ethics and law, David has worked in highly innovative scientific circles. Furthermore, he completed his articling at the Centre for Genomics and Policy at McGill University. His work included, inter alia, ethical-legal issues in reproductive medicine and genomics research among people incapable of giving consent.
Prior to joining Fasken, David practiced law at the TransMedTech Institute and served as a panel chair at Veritas IRB, the first Canadian Research Ethics Committee (REC) to be accredited.