John Greiss

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


John Greiss provides commercial, regulatory and strategic advice to companies operating in consumer markets and healthcare industries. His consumer and health product clients include national retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers of food, clothing, cosmetics, drugs, supplements, medical devices, pesticides, and electronics. His healthcare clients include national and regional chains of virtual and brick-and-mortar medical clinics, community and specialty pharmacies, dental offices, veterinary clinics, fertility clinics, and retirement homes.

John provides commercial, licensing and transactional support to his clients, and regularly advises clients on marketing and advertising, packaging and labeling, market access and pricing, and product and site licensing. He helps clients draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements and helps clients avoid regulatory pitfalls in public and private M&A transactions. John also advises institutions and healthcare professionals to help them meet their regulatory and privacy compliance requirements.

Prior to joining us, John worked as a licensed retail and hospital pharmacist in Ontario and Alberta. He then worked for the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board. He continues to be an actively licensed pharmacist in Ontario.

Professional experience

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LLM, University of Toronto, 2016
JD, University of Alberta, 2010
BScPharm, University of Alberta, 2004
  • Ontario 2018
Mr. Greiss has acted in the following matters:
  • Designed, led, advised, and managed a major recall of medical devices in Canada

  • Designed and implemented a regulatory compliance audit program for a national pharmacy chain

  • Led and provided strategic guidance to a major US clothing retailer launching online sales in Canada

  • Successfully advocated to Health Canada regarding allegations of non-compliance regarding a national B2B distributor's online sale of pesticides

  • Advised a major BNPL company on expanding its services to a wide range of healthcare providers

  • CIHR Fellowship Award in Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, 2015-2016
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • English


CBC: John Greiss

December 05, 2020