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Spotlight: Jason Gaultier

Jason Gaultier

---Grew up in Australia at age of 20 --half French Canadian/ mom is australian

Wanted to see French Canadian roots/learn some French to give it shot- stayed 3 years in Montreal

Economics/Philosophy than switched to Economics/Finance at McGill

Was going to go straight into the workforce (financial analyst something like that)

Then went to law school---law school was always on the books

Chose economics, did it as a prerequisite for law

Went into law thinking, what else is there to do---more an end than means to end

Course aux stages: cocktails and met different people at different firms and wasn't well acquainted with dentons

met one partner at career day: had a great conversation that made me consider them more

did research on them and their big merger as the largest firm (Global) and appealed to me a global citizen

I try and be a globetrotter--when I did the course aux stages from the first interview i hit it off with the people in the interview

two summers at Dentons

Went on exchange in Brazil and worked for Verano (former Baker McKenzie) part time during that semester

came back January and started bar school

travelled over the summer*

aug 7th started stage

litigation (Started) first rotation

then a corp rotation

then choose the third

Some mandates for venture tech team under Jacqueline

how did you get to the venture tech team

 

Third year: McGill Students Startup Clinic

 

startups: trend towards the independence of being your own boss and governments are also recognizing that and providing different forms or support to achieve that---and more widespread information so people can work independently. we think of startups as being associated with tech and many are but im interested in any startup, that includes small medium enterprise. im not as technologically inclined that i want to be and that was one of the reasons why i wanted to be part of it. its so exciting being part of people being inspiring/motiviating/. people come up with crazy ideas and often after speaking with us they go away having lost interest in their wonderful idea but being able to bounce off the ideas, discuss them, i like to be around people like that and like to have a steady flow of new ideas to stop me from crawling into a square box.

 

Notable clients/experiences: science students (Chemistry) come up with new kind of alcohol, if gin is one and vodka is another its a third category, they were trying to get funding, but first they needed to show the investors they had a good product but they didn't want to risk showing them the idea and were calling to find out how they could do that---at what stage can their product be patented and how can they protect their idea until then. trade secrets/patents/etc and we concluded trade secret was appropriate because their idea was not developed yet and they didn't have enough to create a patent for it. tangible difference

 

As a stagiare: i get a much bigger variety of law

 

Dentons Services Offered.

Some mandates for venture tech team under Jacqueline

how did you get to the venture tech team

Third year: McGill Students Startup Clinic

startups: trend towards the independence of being your own boss and governments are also recognizing that and providing different forms or support to achieve that---and more widespread information so people can work independently. we think of startups as being associated with tech and many are but im interested in any startup, that includes small medium enterprise. im not as technologically inclined that i want to be and that was one of the reasons why i wanted to be part of it. its so exciting being part of people being inspiring/motiviating/. people come up with crazy ideas and often after speaking with us they go away having lost interest in their wonderful idea but being able to bounce off the ideas, discuss them, i like to be around people like that and like to have a steady flow of new ideas to stop me from crawling into a square box.

Notable clients/experiences: science students (Chemistry) come up with new kind of alcohol, if gin is one and vodka is another its a third category, they were trying to get funding, but first they needed to show the investors they had a good product but they didn't want to risk showing them the idea and were calling to find out how they could do that---at what stage can their product be patented and how can they protect their idea until then. trade secrets/patents/etc and we concluded trade secret was appropriate because their idea was not developed yet and they didn't have enough to create a patent for it. tangible difference

As a stagiare: i get a much bigger variety of law

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