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Jennifer  Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Head, Osler Works – Disputes

Key Contact: Discovery Management

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4720



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2009

  • Queen’s Univerity, J.D.
  • McGill University, B.A.
  • Lean Six Sigma, Yellow Belt

Jennifer Thompson is the Head of Osler Works – Disputes, which houses Osler’s Discovery Management Group, along with many other innovative litigation solutions. Jennifer’s previous commercial litigation, project management and knowledge management experience make her uniquely positioned to facilitate Osler’s efficient and effective delivery of cutting-edge legal services. Jennifer and her team accomplish this by working with all members of the Litigation Department to ensure that the legal, intellectual and practical expertise of each member is captured and readily accessible to all legal professionals at Osler. Jennifer also leads the continuous assessment and development of legal technology in the Litigation Department and facilitates the education and training of Osler litigators and clients with respect to new developments in this area.

As Head of Osler’s Discovery Management Group, Jennifer leads an experienced team of interdisciplinary discovery specialists who possess a broad range of legal, technology and management skills and experience. Jennifer and her team collaborate with clients and litigators at the outset of each litigation matter to strategically design customized discovery solutions for clients. They provide invaluable advice and assistance on a host of discovery-related issues such as: initial preservation of data; data collection; formulating comprehensive discovery plans; data processing and hosting; the use of data analytics and AI capabilities to reduce review sets and increase efficiencies during review; review of data on first instance, for confidentiality and/or privilege issues and quality control review; presentation and preparation for discovery and trial; and much more.

Jennifer’s previous practice focused on a broad range of corporate-commercial litigation matters with experience in contractual disputes, class actions, franchise litigation and construction litigation.

  • ADB Insights, Canadian Legal Innovation Forum

    Panelist, Advances in Investigations, e-Discovery and Litigation Management, June 25, 2020

  • International Legal Technology Association

    Speaker, Using AI to Predict Legal Outcomes, June 2, 2020

  • Ontario Bar Association, Civil Litigation / Young Lawyers Division

    Panelist, Divine Discoveries: Building a Great Case: Privilege, Confidentiality and e-Discovery Fundamentals, March 6, 2020

  • Osler Webinar Series

    Speaker, How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and New Technologies are Changing Today’s Legal Services, November 22, 2019

  • Association of Corporate Counsel

    Speaker, Legal Process Improvement and Efficient Strategies for In-House Counsel, November 21, 2019

  • The 2019 Emerging Legal Technology Forum

    Panelist, Selling Digital Change, Toronto, October 10, 2019

  • Canada Life Continuing Legal Education Conference

    Speaker, AI in Litigation, September 19, 2019

  • OBA CCCA Peer Mentorship Event for In-House Counsel

    Speaker, Software Solutions, November 28, 2018

  • Osler Webinar Series

    Speaker, Legal Process Improvement and Efficient Strategies for In-House Counsel, June 13, 2018

  • Law Help Ontario/Pro Bono Law Ontario, Duty Counsel Volunteer

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Practical Law Knowledge Management Advisory, Board Member
  • Women in eDiscovery