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, SaaS, licensing, privacy, data protection and the protection of intellectual property in innovations, particularly with respect to emerging technologies, fintech, blockchain, NFTs and artificial intelligence.

Jennifer also advises on cybersecurity, acting as “breach counsel” for cybersecurity incidents for a wide variety of clients in both public and private sectors. Jennifer works closely with clients to assist in all levels of cybersecurity risk management, including preparedness measures, risk assessment, mitigation, due diligence and compliance obligations.   

Jennifer is the Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s IT & IP Law Section, Vice President of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), 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 the school’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

  • Dean's Gold Key, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • IP & Technology Law Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Anita Sulley Award, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair, IP & IT Law Section, Ontario Bar Association
  • Vice President, Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech)
  • 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

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.

December 2, 2020

Jennifer R. Davidson to co-chair the Ontario Bar Association's 2020 program: The "Next Normal" : Emerging Technologies for Today's Challenges on December 2, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 2:00pm (ET)

The program discusses the world transformation towards long term solutions to the pandemic environment and how new technologies play a role in our safety and health.