Annual Litigation & Risk Management Forum: Privacy, Data Security and Trust

Event Information


November 22, 2016


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Toronto, Ontario

Delivery Method

Upcoming Events - In Person


For businesses, the growing volume and sensitivity of information being shared, stored and used is driving demand for greater transparency about how such information is being managed and protected.

Do you know where you are vulnerable? Do you have a security incident response plan? How do you manage regulators and litigation in the event of an incident?

Join other senior in-house counsel, c-suite business leaders and members of Osler’s leading Privacy and Litigation teams on November 22nd  for a practical half-day program focused on security incident response, preparedness for a data/privacy breach and being litigation ready.


  • Harlan Loeb, Global Chair of Edelman's Crisis and Risk group and Lisa Kimmel, President and CEO of Edelman Canada will examine how Canadian companies compare to the global best practices for privacy and data security, litigation readiness and the impact this can have on brand trust
  • 6 breakout sessions with actionable takeaways to increase your incident response preparedness immediately
  • Kevin Lo, Managing Director of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery at Froese Forensic Partners, will discuss the future of technology, the potential implications for your business and the litigation landscape

Don’t get caught without a plan. Stay ahead of trends, threats and litigation with practical tips from communications, forensics and legal experts. Space is limited, there is no cost to attend.

Event Schedule

8:00 – 8:30: Networking Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 9:15: Introduction and Keynote Speaker

9:15 – 9:20: Move to Breakout Session 1

9:20 – 10:00: Breakout Session 1

10:00 – 10:15: Coffee Break and move to Breakout Session 2

10:15 - 11:00: Breakout Session 2

11:00 – 11:15: Over-flow and move back to main room

11:15 – 11:55: Closing Keynote

11:55 – 12:00: Closing Notes

12:00: END


Osler's Toronto office.

Program Information

Opening Keynote

Data Security and Privacy: Managing Risk and Earning Trust

In this year’s opening keynote, Harlan Loeb, Global Chair of Edelman’s Crisis and Risk group, and Lisa Kimmel, President and CEO of Edelman Canada, will compare Canadian companies against global data security and privacy best practices, providing thought provoking suggestions for ensuring your organization is effectively navigating this constantly evolving landscape. Through the lens of trust, Lisa and Harlan will share, for the first time, Edelman’s Data Security and Privacy in Canada Governance Studyand discuss:

  • How to navigate the cyber landscape
  • Earning and maintaining trust
  • Best practices to effectively manage privacy and data security risk
Harlan Loeb
Harlan Loeb
Lisa Kimmel
Lisa Kimmel

Breakout Sessions


Topic / Credits

Chris Naudie
Litigation Partner, Group Chair - Privacy Litigation & Competition Litigation

Adam Kardash
Partner & Group-Chair of Privacy and Data Management Group, Managing Director of AccessPrivacy

The First 48 Hours: Responding to a Data Breach

  • The Top 5 Things to Do When Responding to a Data Breach
  • Who is on your response team
  • Coordinating Your Message
  • Engaging a Forensic Investigator

*40 Mins Substantive Credit

Larry Ritchie
Litigation Partner, Group Chair – Risk Management & Capital Markets Regulatory Enforcement

Andrew MacDougall
Corporate Partner, Key Contact – Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance and Data Issues

  • Managing and/or supporting various interrelated roles and responsibilities
  • Juggling implicated legal business and reputational risks
  • Addressing increased regulatory scrutiny

*40 Mins Substantive Credit

Mark Gelowitz
Litigation Partner, Group Chair – Corporate & Securities Litigation

Tris Mallet
Litigation Partner, Group Chair – Capital Markets Regulatory Enforcement

Up & Coming Issues in Privacy Class Actions

  • Biometrics, face recognition technology, fingerprint data storage, disruptive technologies, etc.
  • CASL Private Right of Action
  • Product liability and the internet of things
  • Identifying where business is dependent on data and technology
  • Consumer class actions
  • Software defects

*40 Mins Substantive Credit

Gillian Scott
Litigation Partner

Eric Préfontaine
Litigation Partner, Group Co-Chair – Class Actions

Protection of Privilege in Security Incident Investigations and Response

  • Identifying and limiting the team and the cone of information
  • Managing relationships with external experts
  • Provide relevant checklists

*40 Mins Professionalism Credit

Michael Fekete
Technology Partner, Co-Chair – Technology

Wendy Gross
Technology Partner, Co-Chair - Technology

Vendor Management – How to Protect Your Data

  • How to ensure your subcontractor/vendors have adequate protection
  • Outside IT providers and infrastructure
  • Vicarious liability and indemnity issues

*40 Mins Substantive Credit

Sarah Millar
Litigation Partner, Group Chair – Discovery Management

Shelby Austin
Legal Project Solutions, Partner, Deloitte Canada LLP

Document Management Before and After a Data Breach

  • Destruction and Retention Policies

*20 Mins Substantive Credit, 20 Mins Professionals Credit

Closing Keynote

Disruptive Technology and the “Internet of Things” – Managing the Shift

Technology continues to drive at a rapid pace how we experience our personal lives, consume goods and do business. As legal leaders and custodians of our businesses and brands, we need to be forward thinking in respect of technology’s evolving impact. In learning from the near past, as well as contemplating what’s to come, this presentation will prepare you to manage the risks of evolving technology in your business lives.


Registration Info

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