Partner announcement

Gilbert’s LLP Congratulates New Partner Jocelyn Mackie

January 11, 2024

Gilbert’s is proud to welcome Jocelyn Mackie as a member of its Partnership.

Jocelyn supports clients looking to have impact at the intersection of innovation, industry and government. She facilitates public private partnerships that create financial value and positive impact for communities. She also advocates for client interests before government agencies and representatives including the Federal Government of Canada, Ontario Government and US Government.

Prior to returning to Gilbert’s, Jocelyn was co-CEO of one of Canada’s largest impact investors, Grand Challenges Canada. She was formerly General Counsel, Secretary to the Board, VP Operations & Director of Business Strategy. She enabled:

⁃ Investment in over 1500 innovations in over 90 countries around the world

⁃ The structure and launch of a health impact fund, and investment in two other impact funds, for financial and impact returns

⁃ The Incubation of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative

⁃ Securing over $400M in funding

⁃ Social, environmental sustainability and good governance policies and procedures

⁃ Risk management and risk appetite systems to align stakeholders

Jocelyn is a board member of the Canadian Network for Women & Children’s Health and was recognized as one of Canada’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’, and as a Canadian Woman Leader in Global Health.


Congratulations, Jocelyn!

Gilbert's LLP

Gilbert's LLP is built to fit the legal needs of innovation-driven organizations. The firm’s practice encompasses litigation, patents, trademarks and branding, government relations and intellectual property disputes across borders. Our lawyers, patent agents and staff are familiar with the needs of creative and innovative industries. We work in a tightly-integrated, multi-talented and principled manner to enable clients to overcome complex and unconventional challenges with creative solutions.

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Jocelyn Mackie

Gilbert's LLP

Law School

University of Toronto

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property