Katherine is an associate in Osler’s Technology group in Vancouver, BC. Her practice focuses on advising emerging and high growth companies navigate the complex intersection of data protection, intellectual property, and advertising. She is experienced advising clients across multiple industry verticals, including emerging technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, cannabis, media & entertainment, gaming, agriculture, and retail.
Katherine is actively involved in the data security and intellectual property space. She is a registered Trademark Agent, a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (CIPP/C), a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Women in Cybersecurity, and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Young Practitioners’ Committee. Katherine is a frequent speaker and writer on data use and collection, privacy, intellectual property, and new technology. She has appeared before the Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court, and Quebec Superior Court.
Katherine serves on the Disbursement Advisory Committee for True Patriot Love, Canada’s leading military charity. She is the co-founder of the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, supporting servicewomen and female veterans.
Prior to joining Osler, Katherine held roles at another leading law firm, as part of a Federal Minister’s staff, and with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Atlantic HQ.