Congratulations to Joseph Garcia, a member of GlycoNet’s Board of Directors and Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, who received a Gold Leaf Award for Visionary Leadership from BIOTECanada.
The prestigious Gold Leaf Awards recognize biotechnology excellence and are given annually to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada. The Awards’ importance to the recipients and the industry more broadly has grown significantly over the years.
Mr. Garcia is a partner who practices in the areas of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.Prior to his career in law, Joseph worked in corporate finance with a national investment bank and in clinical research with a multinational pharmaceutical company.
He is also Director of Genome BC, Director Emeritus of LifeSciences BC and member of the BIOTECanada Legal Affairs Advisory Board. Joseph is featured as a leading lawyer in numerous publications including The 2014 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2015, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015, The 2011 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert’s Special Edition on Energy, November 2014, and LMG Life Sciences: The Definitive Guide to the Leading Life Sciences Firms and Attorneys in North America 2014.
Joseph has a BSc (Honours) in pharmacology and human biology from the University of Toronto, a BA in economics (health care) from McMaster University and a LLB from the University of British Columbia. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1997.
More information about the Gold Leaf Awards is available on the BIOTECanada website.