Patrick Molinari FRSC, joined the firm in 1998 and brings to his Health Law and Regulatory and Public Law practice the experience of an exceptional career in academia. Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal from 1977 to 2010, he was head of the Centre de recherche en droit public (Public Law Research Centre), Associate Dean and then Dean of the Faculty, and finally Vice-Rector, Administration and Finances of the university. In 2011, he was appointed Professor Emeritus in recognition of his contribution to the broadening of the university’s reputation.
Co-author of the primary reference work on Quebec health law, Mr. Molinari has also published many annotated versions of the Act respecting Health Services and Social Services. Mr. Molinari has contributed to nearly 80 books and papers on the health and fundamental rights fields. He is particularly interested in the development of health care systems and the emergence of new public or private structures for the provision of health care and related services. He has developed a thorough understanding of the legal framework of health services, addressing regulatory, contractual and commercial concerns. He advises numerous organizations and health care facilities as well as corporations on the strategic and legal aspects of their activities, especially in the areas of pharmaceuticals and of goods and services procurement.
Founding president of the Société de médecine et de droit du Québec, Mr. Molinari was chairman of the board of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal from 2004 to 2012; he is also a member of many Quebec, Canadian and international organizations and committees in the fields of health care, medical practice and public health. He maintains ongoing relations with international partners associated with the development of major health care systems and biomedical technology projects. From 2001 to 2013, he was advisor to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice; he is now director of this organization.
Acknowledged for his expertise, Mr. Molinari has often been a guest speaker at conferences and has moderated seminars in Canada and abroad. He was named Montreal's 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Health Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White).
Mr. Molinari has been a member of the Royal Society of Canada since 2000.
- LL.M., Université de Montréal, 1977
- LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1973
- B.A., Université de Montréal, 1970
Royal Society of Canada
(Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada)
(Université de Montréal)
The Best Lawyers in Canada
(Health Care Law - 2014)
(Lawyer of the year: Montreal, Health Care Law - 2013)