The Honourable Mandy Aylen

The Honourable Mandy Aylen

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Justice Mandy Aylen was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2002.

Prior to her appointment as a judge, Madam Justice Aylen was a Prothonotary of the Federal Court. During her five years in that role, she gained extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, First Nations disputes, immigration matters, class action proceedings, mediations and case management. She serves on numerous Federal Court committees whose efforts seek to improve access to, and the administration of, justice. Prior to her appointment to the Federal Court, Justice Aylen was a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, specializing in domestic and international commercial arbitration, procurement and government contracting, trade and customs compliance, immigration, Access to Information Act matters, public law litigation, and general commercial litigation. She also presided as sole arbitrator on a number of international arbitrations.

Justice Aylen was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and served as Chair of the North American Branch. She was a regular speaker, teacher and writer on arbitration and procurement issues and was recognized by such leading industry directories as The Best Lawyers in Canada and Legal Media Group’s Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide.

Appointed Justice of the Federal Court, and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal, on August 4, 2021.

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