Danielle Bush has a commercial law practice with a focus in the areas of regulatory, technology, intellectual property, and gaming. Danielle has decades of experience advising industries regulated by the federal Food and Drugs Act.
Danielle advises the manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, medical devices, foods, and alcoholic beverages. She routinely advises on regulatory issues affecting the testing, categorization, approval, compliance, advertising, and correction, withdrawal, or recall of these products in Canada. Danielle advises on the classification of products (medical devices, natural health products as opposed to foods, alcoholic beverages, etc.); product and company websites; claims for therapeutic food products; agreements relating to production, distribution, and marketing; and advertising complaints and disputes. She also routinely reviews product labelling and advertising materials for compliance with applicable regulations.
Danielle also has a significant amount of experience advising both domestic and foreign gaming companies and regulators. While her area of particular expertise is online gaming, she also acts on a regular basis for a wide variety of companies and government organizations involved directly or indirectly in the land-based gaming industry.
Professional achievements & leadership
- Chambers Canada, Gaming & Licensing, 2018-2019
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Gaming Law, 2015 – 2018
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Intellectual Property Law, 2015 – 2018
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Intellectual Property, 2016
- Moderator, “Sportsbetting: Recent Developments and Challenges in Canada and Elsewhere,” Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, June 23, 2014
- Panellist, “Changes to Not-for-Profit Incorporation,” Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, June 25, 2014
- Moderator, “The Horse-Racing Industry,” Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, June 25, 2014
- Co-author, Changes to Canada’s AML law target online casinos, World Online Gambling Law Report, Volume 13 Issue 06, June, 2014
- Corporate Secretary, Canadian Gaming Association, 2018 – 2019
- Canadian Gaming Association
- International Association of Gaming Regulators
- American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law (Gaming Law Committee)
- American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section and Regulatory Section
- American Bar Association’s Regulatory Section
- International Trade-mark Association
- Canadian Bar Association
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 1990
Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019
Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...
Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018
Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Danielle Bush speaks at The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law
Danielle Bush speaks on the topic of “Compliance and Consumer Protection” at The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law program
Danielle Bush presents at the OBA Video Game Law 2.0: Essential and Emerging Issues
Danielle Bush presents “Gaming or Gambling? Navigating the Challenges” at the OBA Video Game Law 2.0: Essential and Emerging Issues.
Danielle Bush is a member of the program faculty for the new Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law
Danielle will speak on Consumer Protection Issues.
Danielle Bush and J. Andrew Sprague are presenting on “Governance Challenges in the Age of Big Data” at Federated Press’ Mini-LLB for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) program on February 27, 2015.
Danielle Bush will be speaking at the 17th Annual Canadian Gaming Summit, June 17 – 19, 2003.
Danielle, who will be speaking on Canadian gaming law cases, trends in iGaming industry, and sports betting, is also co-chairing the conference’s legal and regulatory track.
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International Comparative Legal Guide to Gambling 2018
Danielle Bush authored the chapter on Canadian gambling law in the 2018 edition of International Comparative Guide to Gambling. This international resource covers common issues in gambling laws and regulations across 34 jurisdictions. Download the chapter in PDF format or...
Danielle Bush speaks on “The Lynda Steele Show” about the impact of the US Supreme Court decision on sports gambling
What impact could the Supreme Court decision to make sports gambling legal in the US have on Canadian bettors? Danielle Bush speaks on possible implications. For more, listen here.
Danielle Bush interviewed on the US Supreme Court’s Decision on Sports Betting
Danielle Bush discusses the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the federal law banning sports betting on TSN’s Scott MacArthur show.
The Phantom of Single Game Betting in Canada
Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine, "The Phantom of Single Game Betting in Canada"
This money not only represents potential revenue lost to the government, but is also believed to directly contribute to organized crime. As a result, one topic that has garnered considerable attention over the past few years has been the prohibition...
Danielle Bush quoted in Globe and Mail on sports betting and match fixing in Canada
The Globe and Mail, "Debate over sports betting bill shines light on billion-dollar grey zone"
Canadians like the Super Bowl and they like gambling. When the two combine, the result is a massive payday for this country’s underground market in sports betting. Bettors will wager about $150-million on sports this weekend through offshore websites and illegal...
Danielle Bush interviewed on CBC’s Here and Now
CBC Radio, "Here & Now"
Danielle Bush, a partner in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office and an expert in gaming and lotteries law, was interviewed for CBC Radio’s Here and Now on the topic of the legality of office lottery pools. The interview focused on a...
Danielle Bush quoted on gaming regulation in industry publications
Miller Thomson’s Danielle Bush, a partner in the Toronto office whose practice focuses on regulatory, technology and commercial law, is quoted in a Business in Vancouver article on sports match-fixing. In the article, “Canada needs law to battle sports match-fixing,...
Changes to Canada’s AML Law Target Online Casinos
World Online Gambling Law Report, Volume 13, Issue 06, June 2014
Jabil Circuit acquires Kuatro Technologies
Counsel to Jabil Circuit, Inc.
William Hill invests £80 million to help finance NYX Gaming Group’s cross-border acquisition of OpenBet
Counsel to William Hill plc