Kristin is a senior associate in the Privacy & Data Management group and advises clients on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity matters. She has extensive experience working with small, medium and large companies that have suffered data breaches and cyber attacks. This includes advising clients on data breach notification obligations, counseling them on responding to multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations, and providing strategic advice for managing inquiries from Boards of Directors, consumers, employees, and media. Kristin regularly advises emerging and established companies on privacy considerations in M&A transactions, and helps companies design and build privacy and data security governance programs.
Prior to joining Osler, Kristin practised for many years in Toronto and Boston as a litigator, focusing on privacy and technology-related disputes and e-discovery issues. She has represented public and private organizations in litigation, arbitration, and government investigations relating to data security breaches, software failure, securities fraud, and pharmaceutical compliance.
Kristin speaks regularly at conferences across Canada and the U.S. on cross-border and cybersecurity issues. She is the Co-Chair of the Women in Technology Committee of the Canadian Technology Law Association. She also serves as Co-Chair of Osler’s South Asian Network. For many years, Kristin was a member of the adjunct faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School teaching an upper-year seminar on contractual remedies. Kristin began her legal career in Toronto, clerking for Justices Doherty, MacPherson, Juriansz and LaForme of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.