Katherine M. McNeill

Avocate

Vancouver
Katherine maintains a corporate and commercial law practice, with a particular focus on privacy, cybersecurity and other information technology law-related issues.

Katherine has experience advising clients in connection with:

  • privacy and data protection law compliance, including with respect to transactions, cloud computing/outsourcing arrangements, information technology and data breach management
  • outsourcing arrangements and other commercial agreements, including complex information technology agreements
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) compliance
  • advertising, marketing and sponsorship

Katherine has authored and contributed to various publications regarding privacy, cybersecurity and technology law matters.

Experience

  • Advises clients on compliance with privacy and data protection laws, including in the transactional, cloud computing, outsourcing, information technology and electronic marketing contexts.
  • Assists clients with preparing privacy policies and related documents, including online privacy policies, data breach response procedures and other internal organizational policies and procedures.
  • Advises clients on complex commercial agreements, including the negotiation and drafting of a master services agreement for information technology services on behalf of a national credit union and a provincial utilities organization.
  • Advises domestic and international clients on data breaches involving several Canadian jurisdictions, including for an international technology company, an international hotel chain and a global company in the context of a global privacy breach.
  • Advises and assists share and asset sale transactions as counsel for vendors and purchasers, including a Fortune 100 technology company in multiple acquisitions of intellectual property assets.
  • Advises clients on a wide range of general corporate matters.
  • Assisted in the closing for the Edmonton Valley Line P3 transaction.
  • Assisted with BC Hydro Site C procurement matters.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Guest Lecturer (2018 – present)

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Vancouver International Marathon Society

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 2016
  • JD, Université de Toronto, 2015
  • BPHE (With High Honours), Université de Toronto, 2012