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Partner at the firm DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Areas of Practice
Class Actions; Litigation; Arbitration and Investigations; Regulatory and Administrative Law; Electricity; Data Protection; Privacy and Security; Advertising and Marketing
University of Toronto, LL.B., 1994
McGill University, B.Com., 1991
•Subcommittee member, Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Security (CAC-ITS)
•Former Chair and Current Member, Sedona Canada Steering Committee
Kelly Friedman is a partner in the firm'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.
•Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada list, 2011 Languages: English
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