Alissa Ricioppo is an active member of Miller Thomson's business law group, with a focus on Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Media, and Corporate law. She enjoys assisting start-ups, artists, and other entrepreneurs with finding tailored, cost-effective, and efficient solutions to meet their legal needs.
Alissa has experience in matters relating to copyrights and trademarks, corporate transactions and governance, and the crypto and blockchain space.
Alissa is a former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Alberta Law Review. She was on the Dean’s List and achieved First Class Standing each year in law school. Prior to law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta and spent a summer as a rural associate probation officer in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Professional achievements & leadership
- 1st Place Prize, Morrow Essay Contest, Alberta Law Review, 2020
- William H. Hurlburt QC Scholarship in Law, 2020
- Faculty of Law Entrance & Undergraduate Scholarships, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Tore Martin Purdy Memorial Prize in Legal Research and Writing, 2018
- Robert A Homme QC Memorial Scholarship in Law, 2017
- University of Alberta Entrance & Undergraduate Scholarships, 2013, 2016, 2017
- The Captain Edward M (Ted) Kates Memorial Scholarship in Criminology, 2016
- Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, 2016
- Co-author, “New House on the Block(chain)”, July 2021
- Co-author, “Protecting Your Instagram Account: 4 Ways to Keep Your Page Open for Business”, April 2021
- Co-author, “From Branding to Blockchain”, December 2018
- Child Advocate, Zebra Child Protection Centre, 2014-2019
- Volunteer, Student Legal Services, 2017-2018
- Calgary Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Alberta
Bar admissions & education
- Alberta Bar, 2021
- J.D. (with Distinction), University of Alberta, 2020
- B.A. Criminology (with Distinction), University of Alberta, 2017