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Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2020

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommunications and Broadcasting - Nationwide, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Monique McAlister - Recommended, Telecoms, 2020

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Band 2, Telecoms, Media and Broadcasting, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Monique McAlister - Recommended, Telecommunications, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2019

Chambers Canada, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media and Broadcasting, 2019

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media and Broadcasting, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting - Nationwide, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2018

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications Law, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, TMT (Telecoms), 2017

Chambers Canada, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2016

Chambers Canada, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2016

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting, 2016

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications Law, 2016

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications, 2015

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Media, 2015

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecoms, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Information Technology, 2014

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommunications, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2014

Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications, Toronto, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2014

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecoms & Media, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications Law, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecoms & Media, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2013

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommunications & Broadcasting, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Consistently Recommended, Telecommunications, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Regulatory Communications, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications Law, 2012

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommunications & Broadcasting, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Monique McAlister - Repeatedly Recommended, Telecommunications, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2012

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Regulatory Communications, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications, 2011

PLC Which Lawyer?, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Telecommunications, 2011

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommunications & Broadcasting, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2010

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommunications and Broadcasting, 2010

Who's Who Legal, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Regulatory Communications, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Monique McAlister - Recognized, Communications Law, 2009

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommuncations and Broadcasting, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Monique McAlister - Recommended, Telecommunications, 2009

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Ranked, Telecommuncations and Broadcasting, 2008

Chambers Global, Monique McAlister - Up and Coming, TMT, 2007

Monique McAlister

Partner

mmcalister@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4255
Fax:   416.979.1234

Monique McAlister is a partner in one of the firm’s Business Law groups.

Her practice focuses on regulatory, public and commercial law, with expertise in communications, competition, copyright, privacy, anti-spam, telemarketing, advertising, consumer protection and pensions and benefits.

Monique provides advice on a broad range of issues to clients, including those in the communications and digital media industries, with respect to Canadian regulation of broadcasting and digital media; public policy-making; copyright infringement; foreign ownership restrictions on cross-border media investments; CRTC licensing, renewal and amendment applications; distribution agreements; affiliation agreements; program supply and program production agreements; merger reviews; misleading advertising and claims substantiation; packaging and labelling; promotional contests; and consumer protection and disclosure requirements for e-commerce.

In respect of pensions and benefits, Monique provides advice on regulatory and compliance issues; pension investments; pension plan design and amendment; and pensions and benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Monique’s representative work includes:

  • Acting as counsel on applications and policy submissions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Industry Canada and the Copyright Board.
  • Acting on merger notifications before the Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch and investigations before the Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices Branch of the Competition Bureau.
  • Liaising with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and provincial privacy commissioners.

RECOGNITION

Monique is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global for telecoms, media and broadcasting; by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and Euromoney’s Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law for technology, media and telecommunications; by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Who’s Who Legal: Canada for telecommunications; and by The Best Lawyers in Canada for communications law. She was also named the “2014 Toronto Communications Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT / PRO BONO / CHARITY WORK

Monique is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School, where she teaches about “The Role of the CRTC” as part of the Entertainment Law course.

Board of Directors, International Institute of Communications (IIC) - Canadian Chapter.

Steering Committee, IIC Communications Law and Policy Conference.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (1993/94 Prize in Civil Procedure, LL.B., 1996)
University of Toronto (B.A. in Economics & Sociology, With High Distinction, Graduation Prize in Sociology, 1992)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section

Year of Call

1998 Ontario