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Kelly Friedman is a Lawyer in Toronto, Ontario

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1 First Canadian Place
Suite 6000, 100 King Street West P.O. Box 367
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1E2, (City of Toronto)
Canada

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416.369.5263

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Partner at the firm  Davis LLP

Areas of Practice

Electricity Regulation; Privacy & Access to Information; Advertising & Marketing; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Regulatory & Administrative Law

Admitted

1996, Ontario

Law School

University of Toronto, LL.B., 1994

College

McGill University, B.Com., 1991

Membership

Associations
Subcommittee member, Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Security (CAC-ITS)
Former Chair and Current Member, Sedona Canada Steering Committee

Biography

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Kelly Friedman is a partner in Davis LLP’s Toronto office. Kelly is an experienced litigator with unique expertise in electronic information issues, including electronic discovery (e-discovery), data security and privacy. Kelly is known for her efficient, no-nonsense approach to problem solving and dispute resolution. In 2011, Kelly was named as one of Canadian Lawyer‘s “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada.”

Kelly is a recognized leader in electronic discovery and data management issues:

•She is an expert advisor to Standards Council of Canada, Canada’s member body in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) network, advising and negotiating with respect to international standards on information technology security and e-discovery.
•She is the co-editor of ISO 27050-3, Code of practice for electronic discovery, being part 3 of a developing international electronic discovery standard.
•From 2010 to 2014, Kelly acted as Chair of the Canadian working group of the non-profit think-tank “The Sedona Conference ” (Sedona Canada) which developed national electronic discovery principles. Kelly continues to be an active member of the Steering Committee of Sedona Canada, as well as an active member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure.
•Kelly is a member of Ontario’s E-Discovery Implementation Committee (EIC), which prepares model documents to guide litigators and the judiciary in Ontario, and she is Vice-Chair of the EIC’s Conference Planning Subcommittee.

Kelly is an experienced advocate:

•She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.
•She has represented clients in all manner of commercial and product liability disputes, including shareholders’ disputes, commercial fraud, contract interpretation and class actions. Kelly’s experience spans several industry sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, banking and securities.
•She has acted for clients in connection with major regulatory proceedings, including proceedings before the Ontario Energy Board, the Competition Bureau and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
•She advises clients on privacy compliance and advocates her clients’ positions to privacy commissioners.

Kelly is a frequent contributor to the “D: Drive”, a Davis LLP blog on “E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data”.

Notable Matters
Major Regulatory Investigations Acts for firm clients in connection with major regulatory investigations.
Great Lakes Power Transmission LLP Acted for Great Lakes Power Transmission LLP before the Ontario Energy Board.
Toronto Hydro Litigation Matters Acts for Toronto Hydro in a variety of litigation matters, including class...
BCE Inc. Break Fee Acted for BCE Inc. seeking a $1.2 billion break fee.
Bell Canada International Inc. in securities... Acted for Bell Canada International Inc. in the defence of three class...
Ontario Electricity Distributors on Late Pay... Acted for Toronto Hydro as an intervener before the Supreme Court of...

Publications
Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - Fr... November 27, 2014 In this article, which originally appeared in Davis LLP's The D: Drive...
Product Recall 2015 - Canada November 21, 2014 What are the basic Canadian laws governing the safety requirements that products...
Practical Information Security Management an... October 09, 2014 Data security breaches, when data is released to or accessed by unauthorized...
Minimizing Risks and Responding to Data Brea... June 02, 2014 The risk of data security breaches is a serious and potentailly costly...
Canada’s Privacy Regime as It Relates ... November 02, 2012 Please contact the author for further information on the article.
Legal Implications of Cloud Computing June 03, 2012 This presentation gives background on what is cloud computing. It then reviews...

In The Media
Kelly Friedman Discusses e-Discovery in the ... December 30, 2014 Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman recently co-chaired the 2014 Ontario Bar Association...
Blog Post by Kelly Friedman and Jennifer Sav... November 17, 2014 Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman and articling student Jennifer Saville first published...
Kelly Friedman Comments on Data Breach and I... November 17, 2014 The issue of data breach might have once been relegated to a...
Kelly Friedman and Tudor Carsten Quoted in L... September 29, 2014 Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman and Tudor Carsten are quoted in the September...
Will the iOS 8 Security Upgrade Thwart Searc... September 26, 2014 Apple's latest software update, iOS 8, is making headlines for its enhanced...
Kelly Friedman Discusses Legal Process Outso... May 06, 2014 Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman is quoted in the article Outsourcing In-House in...

Events
Document Management and Control in a Franchi... January 29, 2015 Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman, a noted expert in data security and...
The Canadian Institute’s 21st Annual A... January 26, 2015 Bill Hearn is co-chairing with Kristi Lalach of FGL Sports and Mark’s...
Information Privacy and Data Protection... November 27, 2014 On November 27, 2014, Lexpert hosted Information Privacy and Data Protection, a...
Succeeding in Leadership Roles November 25, 2014 Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman spoke to aspiring female leaders at the...
The Perfect Storm of Information Management:... November 06, 2014 Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman shared her expertise in two educational sessions at...
Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2014 October 30, 2014 Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association's Ontario e-Discovery Institute...

Blogs
Update on the Burgeoning International E-Dis... The D: Drive, E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data January 15, 2015 In the D:Drive blog post “An International...
Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breache... The D: Drive, E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data November 18, 2014 The issue of data breach is not...
More Than Just Spam: CASL’s Transmissi... The D: Drive, E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data November 17, 2014 Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect...
Medical Device Regulation in Cyberspace... The D: Drive, E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data October 16, 2014 When designing any electronic tool, whether it...
Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - Fr... The D: Drive, E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data September 22, 2014 This post has been reproduced by LexisNexis...
Are Municipal Governments Subject to Canada&... The D: Drive, E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data September 17, 2014 Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force...

Recognition
Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada list, 2011
Associations
Subcommittee member, Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Security (CAC-ITS)
Former Chair and Current Member, Sedona Canada Steering Committee

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