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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

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

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

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”.

Recognition
Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada list, 2011

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 actions.
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 proceedings involving securities
Ontario Electricity Distributors on Late Payment...
Acted for Ontario's electricity distributors before the Supreme Court of Canada in a challenge to late

Publications
Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - From the Bank to the Hospital...
November 27, 2014
In this article, which originally appeared in Davis LLP's The D:...
Product Recall 2015 - Canada
November 21, 2014
What are the basic Canadian laws governing the safety requirements that...
Practical Information Security Management and Data Breach Response...
October 9, 2014
Data security breaches, when data is released to or accessed by unauthorized...
Minimizing Risks and Responding to Data Breaches
June 2, 2014
The risk of data security breaches is a serious and potentailly costly...
Canada's Privacy Regime as It Relates to Litigation and Trans-Border...
November 2, 2012
Please contact the author for further information on the article.
Legal Implications of Cloud Computing
June 3, 2012
This presentation gives background on what is cloud computing. It then...

In the Media
Kelly Friedman Discusses e-Discovery in the Criminal...
December 30, 2014
Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman recently co-chaired the 2014...
Kelly Friedman Comments on Data Breach and Information...
November 17, 2014
The issue of data breach might have once been relegated to...
Blog Post by Kelly Friedman and Jennifer Saville...
November 17, 2014
Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman and articling student Jennifer...
Kelly Friedman and Tudor Carsten Quoted in Law Times...
September 28, 2014
Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman and Tudor Carsten are quoted...
Will the iOS 8 Security Upgrade Thwart Search Warrants?...
September 26, 2014
Apple's latest software update, iOS 8, is making headlines...
Kelly Friedman Discusses Legal Process Outsourcing...
May 6, 2014
Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman is quoted in the article Outsourc...

Events
Information Privacy and Data Protection
November 27, 2014
On November 27, 2014, Lexpert hosted Information Privacy and Data Protection, a full-day course designed for professionals
Succeeding in Leadership Roles
November 25, 2014
Davis LLP partner Kelly Friedman spoke to aspiring female leaders at the 2nd Women & Leadership in the Legal Profession
The Perfect Storm of Information Management: Data Security,...
November 6, 2014
Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman shared her expertise in two educational sessions at the 2014 Technology in Practice conference
Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2014
October 30, 2014
Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association's Ontario e-Discovery Institute for the fourth
Cloud Computing - A Canadian Success Story
September 23, 2014
Insight Information's Canadian Legal Technology Forum is a two-day event that brings together speakers from the
Legal Trends Updates
June 25, 2014
Davis LLP's Kelly Friedman spoke at the 2014 MEARIE Conference, an annual risk management conference for distributors

Blogs
Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information...
The D: Drive E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data
November 18, 2014
The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the...
More Than Just Spam: CASL's Transmission Data and Computer...
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 be a smart...
Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - From the Bank to the...
The D: Drive E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data
September 22, 2014
This post has been reproduced by LexisNexis Canada and is...
Are Municipal Governments Subject to Canada's Anti-Spam...
The D: Drive E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data
September 17, 2014
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force...
An Important Perspective on Data Breach Response - In...
The D: Drive E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data
August 6, 2014
After publication of my article “Why Your Lawyer Should...

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