Omar is the Global Director in the Intellectual Property department at Apotex, a Canadian pharmaceutical company which distributes drugs in over 115 countries around the globe. Omar advises Apotex on all day-to-day matters relating to generic drug approval, including pre-submission diligence, including patent analysis, and oversight of external counsel involved in litigations over Apotex’s drug products. Omar is also Lead Attorney for Apobiologix, Apotex’s biologics and biosimilars division.
Prior to joining Apotex, Omar was a litigation associate at Gilbert’s LLP in Toronto. Omar began his career in the New York offices of two large US firms. As a litigation associate, Omar participated in all aspects of a patent infringement case including trial.
Omar graduated from the University of Toronto with a Hon. B.Sc. (2000) and received law degrees from the University of Ottawa (2004) and Harvard Law School (2006). Omar is admitted to practice in Ontario and New York State.