TORONTO, March 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is pleased to announce that Patricia Kosseim, one of Canada's leaders in the area of privacy law, has joined the firm as counsel to its Privacy and Data Management Practice Group. Together with Adam Kardash, Chair of Osler's national Privacy and Data Management Practice, she will co-lead the next generation of Osler's AccessPrivacy platform, an integrated suite of innovative information solutions, consulting services and thought leadership.
"Data is a business-critical asset for our clients across all sectors. Organizations face an increasing array of privacy, cybersecurity, legal and reputational risks associated with data. These risks are now top of mind for boards, senior management, in-house counsel and policy-makers across Canada and globally," said Adam Kardash. "Pat has worked across myriad sectors, industries and jurisdictions, and will add a wealth of experience and unique expertise to our national privacy team. We are absolutely delighted to have her join us."
For more than a decade, Patricia served as Senior General Counsel and Director General at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. She provided strategic legal and policy advice on complex and emerging privacy issues; advised Parliament on privacy implications of legislative bills; led research initiatives on new information technologies; and advanced privacy law in major litigation cases before the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to that, Patricia worked at Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, after having started her career with another large national law firm. Fluently bilingual, Patricia will be based in Ottawa. She can be reached at [email protected]. View Patricia's bio.
About Osler's Privacy and Data Management Team
Osler has the largest team of practitioners who focus exclusively on privacy and data management in Canada. We provide advice on the increasingly complex rules and the broad range of privacy and data-governance issues arising from the collection, use, disclosure and management of personal information.
About Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Osler is a leading law firm with a singular focus – your business. From Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, we advise our Canadian, U.S. and international clients on an array of domestic and cross-border legal issues. Our one-firm collaborative approach draws on the expertise of over 400 lawyers to provide practical legal solutions driven by your business needs. It's law that works.
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