Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • BA, Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
  • Community Mediator, St. Stephens Community House
  • Post Graduate Honours Certificate, Corporate Communications, Centennial College
  • Web Development Certificate, Ryerson University

Jennifer Davidson is a partner of the firm. She practises information technology, privacy & cybersecurity and IP law.

Practice Areas

Jennifer Davidson practices Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity and IP law at Deeth Williams Wall LLP in Toronto, Canada.

Jennifer advises clients on all aspects of the digital risk management lifecycle, including incident preparedness, risk assessment, response, ransomware negotiations, emergency management, and regulatory compliance.  Jennifer holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and post-graduate diplomas in public relations and web development. Prior to entering the practice of law, Jennifer spent a decade working in PR and tech development. This background uniquely positions Jennifer to advise clients with knowledge and understanding of the three pillars of breach response, namely the legal, PR and technical considerations. Jennifer acts as breach counsel for clients in both the public and private sectors, managing security incidents on local, national and international levels.

Jennifer’s technology practice encompasses a wide range of technology-related transactional matters, including data protection, licensing, development, S/I/PaaS, IP protection and commercialization, particularly with respect to emerging technologies and machine learning algorithms.

Jennifer is the immediate Past President of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Executive Member of Ontario Bar Association’s IP&IT Law Section and faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Drafting and Negotiation IT Agreements certificate program and Osgoode's Web3, Blockchain and Metaverse certificate program.

Jennifer has also coached Osgoode’s international intellectual property mooting team for the last eight years (2015-2022), competing annually in the Oxford International IP Law Moot.

Jennifer was recently recognized on the Best Lawyers Canada Ones to Watch 2024 list (for the third year in a row) in the four practice areas of Technology Law, Privacy & Data Security Law, Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law. In June 2022, Jennifer was recognized with the Precedent Setter Award from Precedent Magazine. The Precedent Setter Awards recognize Toronto lawyers who have shown excellence and leadership in their first ten years of practice.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker and writer on technology, cybersecurity, privacy and intellectual property law as well as matters pertaining to equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal sector.

Jennifer joined DWW as a summer student in 2014 and completed her articles with the firm in 2017.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Professional Affiliations

  • Immediate Past President, Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech)
  • Past Chair, IP & IT Law Section, Ontario Bar Association
  • Executive, IP & IT Law Section, Ontario Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Women in Technology, Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech)
  • International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw), Data Protection Committee, Cybercrime Committee
  • Council Member, Technion University Foundation of Canada
  • Faculty, Drafting and Negotiating IT Agreements, Osgoode Professional Development program
  • Former Committee Member, OBA Technology and Practice Innovation Committee
  • Former Council Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Former Council Member, IP Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Women's Law Association of Ontario (Member)
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority (Member)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Member)
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (Member)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (Member)

Events

March 7, 2024

Deeth Williams Wall LLP is proud to sponsor CAN-TECH Law’s 2024 International Women’s Day event titled “#InspireInclusion: If Not Her, Then Whom?” at the Loft in Toronto on March 7, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2024, CAN-TECH has curated an exceptional lineup of six women from different realms of the legal profession to share their stories about how they inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion. The event will include a panel discussion, cocktails, and a seated dinner.

October 26, 2023

On October 26, 2023, DWW Partner Olalekan (Wole) Akinremi  will moderate a panel titled “Understanding Obligations, Weighing Risks and Preparing for Change Under the Proposed Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act” at the 2023 CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference.

Join Wole and a panel of seasoned technology lawyers as they discuss:

October 25, 2023

Deeth Williams Wall LLP is proud to sponsor the upcoming 2023 CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference at the Hart House in Toronto on October 25th - October 26th, 2023.

Come join members of DWW’s Technology Practice Group at the 2023 CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference.