Mala Milanese Photo
Mala Milanese Photo
Mala Milanese Photo

Mala Milanese is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in the firm’s Vancouver office. She is building a diverse practice focused on commercial litigation matters. Mala also has significant experience in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on litigation and patent drafting and prosecution.

Prior to joining McMillan, Mala gained experience in a range of litigation matters at top boutique firms, as well as at an international full-service firm. Mala also worked on the intellectual property team at a leading quantum computing company. Prior to entering law school, Mala earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. She brings her technical aptitude and problem-solving skills to her law practice.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Bruce H. McColl Memorial Prize in Human Rights Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law — 2016

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Education & Admissions

Called to the British Columbia bar
Called to the Ontario bar
JDUniversity of British Columbia
Bachelor of Science (Honours)University of British Columbia


Addressing Intra- and Inter-Country Differences in Privacy Law Reform – The Challenge and Strategies,” Canadian Privacy and Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 6 (May 2022)

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Privacy, Please: Firm that Breached Instagram’s Privacy Policies Loses Class Action Ruling

A discussion of the recent B.C. Supreme Court decision certifying a class action against a U.S.-based marketing firm that breached Instagram privacy rules.

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Feb 15, 2022
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BC’s Court of Appeal Wades into Fairy Creek

A discussion of the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision relating to the extension of an interlocutory injunction.

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Feb 1, 2022