Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Jenifer A. Chilcott


Telephone: 250 405 1987

Facsimile: 250 405 1984

Email: jchilcott@farris.com


Jenifer is Counsel with Farris’ Victoria, practicing primarily in the areas of technology law, Internet law, intellectual property, commercial law and privacy.

For over 20 years, Jenifer has worked in both private practice and as in-house counsel - including extensive international experience gained as both a senior executive and in-house counsel for some of the world’s foremost high technology companies, including Alcatel, Bell Canada International, Newbridge Networks and Mitel.  By virtue of her years of senior management experience in both Canada and Asia, Jenifer possesses an insider’s understanding of the challenges facing businesses in both the domestic and international markets, and is able to provide her clients with practical and insightful legal advice on a broad range of business and commercial matters.

Jenifer advises both large and small companies, public sector entities, as well as educational institutions, and has particular experience in the negotiation and drafting of agreements relating to the commercialization of technology and related services.  These include software and technology licenses, distribution and value-added reseller agreements, development agreements, and all manner of agreements relating to strategic alliances, technology transfer, confidentiality and non-disclosure, the support and maintenance of products and software, and escrow. 

Jenifer also advises both public and private entities in the area of privacy, particularly as it relates to technology and the Internet.

Jenifer holds law degrees from Cornell University (LL.M 1994) and McGill University (LL.B 1991), a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Science from McGill University (1988), and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School (1998).  She is a member of the Bars of Ontario (1993) and British Columbia (2008).  Jenifer is fluent in English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.

Jenifer is also a trained sommelier and, prior to moving to British Columbia in 2008, was a part-time instructor in the Sommelier certification program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.


  • Cornell University (LL.M, 1994)
  • McGill University (LL.B, 1991)
  • McGill University (B.A. (Hons) 1987)
  • Harvard Law School/MIT – Certificate in Negotiation (1998)


  • British Columbia Bar (2008)
  • Called to the Ontario Bar (1993)