• 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 President of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Executive Member of Ontario Bar Association’s IP&IT Law Section and faculty at Osgoode’s Drafting and Negotiation IT Agreements program.

Jennifer also coached Osgoode’s international intellectual property mooting team for the last eight years, competing annually in the Oxford International IP Moot.

Jennifer was also recently recognized on the Best Lawyers Canada Ones to Watch 2023 list 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.


Professional Affiliations

  • 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)
  • Council Member, Technion University Foundation of Canada
  • Faculty, Drafting and Negotiating IT Agreements, Osgoode Professional Development program
  • International Technology Law Association (Member)
  • 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)


June 15, 2023

DWW Partner Jennifer R. Davidson will speak to the Ontario Real Estate Legal Discussion Group at an online event on June 15, 2023.

Jennifer will share her insights into privacy issues in real estate, including issues related to open houses and hidden cameras, in addition to copyright issues involving multiple listing services.

To view a recording of the presentation, click here.

May 26, 2023

On May 26, 2023, DWW Partner Jennifer R. Davidson will speak at the 2023 World Technology Law Conference in a session on "Understanding Hackers and Other Cyber Criminals", to be held in-person at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.

Jennifer will share her insights on the behaviors of cyber threat actors and approaches in deciding whether to and how to engage such threat actors, along with other leading industry experts including:

Roland Mathys, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland; and

May 5, 2023

On May 5, 2023, DWW Partner Jennifer R. Davidson will moderate a panel discussing, "Achieving Success and Managing Expectation as a Junior Lawyer" at the 2023 Canadian Technology Law Association Spring Conference.

Join Jennifer and a panel of seasoned technology lawyers as they discuss the skills that every junior lawyer must have in order to succeed and manage expectations in the legal profession, including: