Specialist on technology and tech-related firms joins from across the border
Laila Paszti has joined Norton Rose Fulbright LLP’s Toronto office as of counsel.
Paszti is a cross-border lawyer focusing on technology, as well as acquisitions, licensing, and other transactions relating to technology-related firms, with an emphasis on software code audits and big data platform diligence. She has experience advising both the buy and sell sides of complex, multi-national mergers and acquisitions, patent purchases/sales and intellectual property/technology licensing transactions.
“The Canadian tech sector has immense opportunities for innovators and investors,” Paszti said in a LinkedIn post. “I am excited at the opportunity to work with my colleagues in the technology and innovations group at NRF in Toronto in delivering strategic legal advice in this sector.”
Before joining NRF in Canada, Paszti was part of a US-based IP boutique law firm from 2012 to 2019. There, she advised on over 25 major M&A transactions in Silicon Valley. She obtained her JAD from the University of Toronto in 2008, and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 2009 and the New York bar in 2013.
Paszti came from a chemical engineering background, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field from the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo, respectively. Prior to joining the legal profession, she was a consultant at Capstone Technology and an applications engineer at ExxonMobil.