Me Sara-Catherine Tolszczuk joined PyroGenesis Canada Inc. in 2020 as in-house Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She is also a member of the Strategic Management Group which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s business plan.
Me Tolszczuk is responsible for identifying, assessing and managing legal, reputational and regulatory risks for the Company and providing guidance on a variety of legal matters, including securities, corporate governance, contracts, employment and intellectual property. She is also responsible for drafting legal procedures and documents as well as engaging in contract negotiations with business partners and clients in support of the business objectives of the Company.
Before joining PyroGenesis, Me Tolszczuk was part of the intellectual property group of a leading independent law firm in the province of Québec. Her work involved developing strategies for the protection, commercialization and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets. Sara-Catherine also acquired experience in drafting a wide range of contracts, including product development, supply and licencing, non-disclosure, and material transfer agreements. As a compliment to her intellectual property-centered practice, Sara-Catherine advised clients on matters relating to the compliance with the Consumer Protection Act, the Charter of the French Language, and Canada’s Anti-Spam and privacy legislation and participated in the due diligence phase of transaction files.
Me Tolszczuk completed a Bachelor of Law and Master’s Degree in Biology with a concentration in life sciences and law at Université de Sherbrooke and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2018.