• Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1980
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (cum laude)
  • B.A., Carleton University (Ottawa)

Amy-Lynne Williams is a founding member of the firm.  She retired from active practice at the end of September 2023. 

Practice Areas

For over 35 years, Amy-Lynne’s areas of practice have included outsourcing transactions; electronic payments agreements; systems acquisition, distribution, licensing, technology transfers, electronic commerce, privacy, electronic publishing and software development. She represents both producers and users of information technology in private industry and government.

Amy-Lynne retired from active practice at the end of September, 2023. 


  • Who's Who Legal, Most Highly Regarded for Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law
  • Who's Who Legal,Global Elite  Thought Leader in Data, Information Technology, 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law, Toronto, 2012, 2014, 2021 and 2024
  • Best Lawyers in CanadaLawyer of the Year for Technology Law, Toronto, 2013 and 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Information Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law and Technology Law,
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Leading Lawyer in Computer & IT Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Most Frequently Recommended for Computer & IT Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Consistently Recommended for Technology Transactions
  • Who's Who Legal, Global Leader in Data Privacy and Protection and Information Technology
  • Who's Who Legal, National Leader in Data
  • Chambers and Partners Canada Guide, Band 1 - Information Technology Lawyers
  • Chambers and Partners Global Guide, Band 1 - Information Technology Lawyers in Canada
  • Experts Guides: Best of the Best Global, Expert in Information Technology
  • Experts Guides: Women in Business Law, Expert
  • The Legal 500, Leading Individuals in Technology Law

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN), Past President
  • Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), Member
  • International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), Past President
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group (TCLG), Member


June 2, 2021

DWW Partner Amy-Lynne Williams will be speaking on a panel discussing Best Practices for Implementing a Successful Digital Transformation Project at the Canadian Technology Law Association's Spring Conference.  Join this session moderated by Arun Krishnamurti, as Peter Ruby, Amy-Lynne Williams, and Daniel Bourque discuss the key takeaways from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales decision in CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd [2021] EWHC 347 (TCC) and provide you with best practices

October 28, 2019

Amy-Lynne Williams will be participating in a panel on “Professional Responsibility in the Digital Age” at CAN-TECH's 23rd Annual Conference in Toronto on October 28th, 2019.

May 17, 2019

Richard Austin will be moderating a panel titled “AI on the Case: The Legal and Ethical Issues of Using AI-powered Investigatory Tools for Criminal and Civil Matters” at ITECHLAW’s 2019 World Technology Law Conference in Boston.  The conference runs from May 15 to 17 and the conference agenda is available here.