Margot is Counsel with Dentons' Ottawa office and practises with Dentons' Intellectual Property, Communications Law, Competition Law, and Entertainment | Sports | Media Practice Groups. Designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in copyright, Margot is formally recognized as a leader in this specialized field. She regularly advises clients on licenses for the acquisition and use of copyright-protected content. She represents clients before the Copyright Board of Canada, and has acted as an expert advisor to international broadcasting organizations on the Canadian copyright system.
Margot is recommended by Chambers Global and by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in Media and Communications Law. Her media and communications law practice is focused on helping her clients navigate the licensing rules and regulatory requirements of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). She works with Canadian and foreign broadcasters to structure the commercial agreements they require to ensure regulatory compliance and successfully launch and operate services in Canada.
Margot provides advertising and marketing advice to a broad range of clients in relation to broadcast, print, and digital media. Competition Act marketing practices advice includes misleading advertising, product performance test standards, and promotional contest design. She also advises on related areas of consumer protection and consumer product regulation. Industry areas of focus include beverage alcohol, food, travel, fashion, cosmetics, home improvement products, and consumer electronics.
Margot also assists Canadian and international businesses to meet the requirements of Canada's Anti-Spam (CASL) and Privacy laws. Clients include businesses in the telecommunications, technology, electronics, gaming, retail, and advertising and marketing industries. She provides practical solutions to businesses to ensure that contracts, customer service standards and policies are CASL and privacy law compliant.
Before joining Dentons, Margot was General Counsel and Vice-President, Legal Affairs for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB).