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NEWS

BLG Builds Its E-Discovery Practice

Kelly Friedman Joins BLG’s Toronto Office.

Toronto (January 11, 2018)— Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ("BLG") is pleased to announce that Kelly Friedman has joined the Discovery Services Group as National Counsel.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly to our team,” said Cindy Clarke, BLG’s National Group Head, Specialized Litigation. “Her reputation as one of Canada’s leading e-discovery lawyers, and her wide range of experience in e-discovery, governance, data management and privacy will enhance the value we deliver to our clients.”

Ms. Friedman is an experienced litigator with unique expertise in data management issues, including electronic discovery, cybersecurity, privacy and anti-spam regulation. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada and administrative bodies such as the Ontario Energy Board. Kelly is the co-editor of an international code of practice for electronic discovery standard, ISO/IEC 27050-3: 2017, and is currently Chair of the Precedents Subcommittee of the Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee, which prepares model electronic discovery documents to guide litigators and the judiciary in Ontario.

As BLG moves to enhance and develop its in-house e-discovery capabilities to further add value for its clients, Ms. Friedman will be managing and implementing the Firm’s e-discovery strategy, including analysis and strategic review.

BLG offers the complete spectrum of e-discovery services from initial consultation, data collection, strategic analysis, culling and document review, to the exchange of productions. BLG Discovery Services professionals provide best in class case management while optimizing the use of technology to maximize the value of electronic evidence, reduce the cost of review, and improve the efficiency of litigation and investigation counsel.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With over 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond – from M&A and capital markets, to disputes, financing, and trademark & patent registration.

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For more information, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Marketing and Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
TCosta@blg.com
416.350.2642