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 an associate of the firm. She practises information technology, privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property law.

Practice Areas

Jennifer Davidson practices technology law and intellectual property law at Deeth Williams Wall LLP, advising clients on a wide range of technology-related matters, including outsourcing, privacy, licensing, development, S/I/PaaS, data protection and IP protection, particularly with respect to emerging technologies, fintech, blockchain, NFTs and artificial intelligence.

Jennifer also advises on cybersecurity matters, acting as “breach counsel” for a wide variety of clients. Jennifer works closely with clients to assist in all aspects of the digital risk management lifecycle, including preparedness, risk assessment, incident response, mitigation, emergency management, due diligence and compliance obligations.   

Jennifer is the President of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), immediate Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s IT & IP Law Section, past Co-Chair of the Women in Technology committee @CAN-TECH, and member of the advisory board of an internationally recognized science and technology university. Jennifer is also a member of the faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Drafting and Negotiation IT Agreements certificate program and coach to Osgoode's International IP Mooting program.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker and writer on technology, cybersecurity, privacy and intellectual property law. Jennifer also frequently speaks on issues affecting equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal sector.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jennifer worked in the technology sector, developing customized solutions and applications to small and medium sized enterprises. 

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

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

 

 

 

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Privacy and Data Security Law and Intellectual Property Law, Canada, 2022
  • Dean's Gold Key, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016
  • IP & Technology Law Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016
  • Anita Sulley Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech)
  • Immediate Past Chair, IP & IT Law Section, Ontario Bar Association
  • Immediate Past Co-Chair, Women in Technology, Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech)
  • Council Member, Technion University Foundation of Canada
  • Committee Member, OBA Technology and Practice Innovation Committee
  • Faculty, Drafting and Negotiating IT Agreements, Osgoode Professional Development program
  • Council Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • 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 Intellectual Property Group (Member)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (Member)

Events

October 20, 2021

DWW Associate Jennifer R Davidson will moderate a panel discussing Blockchain and Non-Fungible Tokens in Practice Today: Practical Applications and Legal Issues in Copyright, Finance, Entertainment and More at the 2021 CAN-TECH LAW Annual Conference on October 20th, 2021.

Join Jennifer and a panel of experts to learn about the applications of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and to build your expertise in this rapidly developing area.

The panel will discuss:

June 3, 2021

DWW Associate Jennifer Davidson will moderate a panel discussing The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal & Technology Sectors at the Canadian Technology Law Association's Spring Conference on June 3rd, 2021.