Jessica Zagar

Associate | 
Toronto

Jessica Zagar is an associate in the Litigation Group at Cassels. Jessica practices in the area of copyright and commercial litigation. She provides strategic direction and support to clients in the film, music, literary, television, digital, broadcasting and entertainment sectors in the development, production, and exploitation of intellectual property.

As a litigator, Jessica has acted as counsel before various administrative tribunals and at various levels of court representing a broad spectrum of clients ranging from Canadian copyright collectives, media outlets, large and small publicly-traded companies and private corporations in a variety of industries. Jessica’s strengths lie in her attention to detail and focus on achieving creative and practical solutions for her clients.

Jessica’s notable experience includes representing:

  • Copyright collectives in tariff proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal
  • A significant ethnic specialty television service in a lawsuit involving the unauthorized use of its program content and broadcast signals
  • A group of Canada’s biggest news publishers arising from allegations of copyright infringement and breach of the terms of use of their websites

While in law school, Jessica was the recipient of a number of awards for academic achievement, including a prize in debtor creditor law. She was also a summer and articling student at the firm.

  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008
  • B.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice), Carleton University, 2005
  • Ontario, 2009
  • Advocates’ Society
  • ALAI Canada
  • American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communications Section
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)