Smart & Biggar recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Top Employers”
January 31, 2018

Smart & Biggar has been selected as a 2018 winner of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers award. This special designation identifies employers in Ottawa that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Smart & Biggar is pleased to be recognized as a firm that “has embraced innovation and is strengthening its reputation as an employer of choice.”  

Steven Garland, Firm Managing Partner said, “We are proud to receive this recognition and celebrate this achievement with all of our employees in Ottawa, and across Canada.”

Workplace highlights that put Smart & Biggar at the forefront: 
  • a firm-wide commitment to build a world class talent experience
  • a  flexible benefits plan that offers a health and wellness subsidy of $400 per year so team members can personalize their benefits
  • referral bonuses as an incentive for team members to recruit candidates from their personal and professional networks
  • maternity and parental leave top-up payments to new mothers and adoptive parents as well as a top-up for fathers

Read Smart & Biggar’s workplace profile, along with the other 2018 winners, here.

The National Capital Region’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.




Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. As leaders in intellectual property and technology law Smart & Biggar has been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit

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