Qualifications

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada
  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Olalekan (Wole) Akinremi is a partner of the firm.  He practises information technology and privacy law.

Practice Areas

Wole’s practice covers a variety of information technology matters, including advising clients on privacy, software implementation, software development, SaaS agreements, and licensing agreements.

Wole’s practice covers a variety of information technology matters, including advising clients on privacy, data security management, software implementation, outsourcing, website development, IP ownership, SaaS agreements, PaaS agreements, and licensing agreements.  Wole also supports clients in negotiating complex Master Services Agreements and Statements of Work for professional services engagements.

Wole is a frequent speaker on technology and privacy issues and was recently a co-speaker at the 2022 CAN-TECH Spring Law Conference, where he presented on the privacy implications regarding the electronic monitoring of employees.  Wole was responsible for leading Deeth Williams Wall’s Inaugural Black History Month Celebration, where he was a co-speaker on topics which included the history and contributions of Black Canadians in law, science, and technology.

In his previous roles, Wole worked in-house as legal counsel for two Fortune 500 insurance companies.  Most recently, Wole was legal counsel at a big four professional services firm, where he was responsible for drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts, with an emphasis on technology-related agreements. Wole articled at a boutique intellectual property firm, where he was heavily involved in drafting patent and trademark applications.

Wole attended Osgoode Hall Law School on an entrance scholarship.  During his legal studies, Wole was actively involved in intellectual property law. He volunteered at the Canadian Standards Association as a trademark registration researcher, and was also a research assistant analyzing the impacts of The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement).  Wole obtained his Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in Microbiology with Minors in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Manitoba.

Wole is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C). Wole joined DWW as an associate in 2021.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Osgoode Centennial Entrance Scholarship for the Prairie Provinces

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • Canadian Technology Law Association
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals

Events

October 13, 2022

DWW Partner Olalekan (Wole) Akinremi will speak on a panel discussing Ascendant Engineering: Emergent Techniques in Data Analytics and Strategic Account Management at the 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum on October 13, 2022, hosted by the Thomson Reuters Institute.

Join Wole and other experts as they discuss topics including:

April 27, 2022

Service levels can be an effective way for clients to ensure their suppliers are providing services in accordance with the supplier’s contractual obligations. However, there are pitfalls to avoid when using service levels such as drafting service levels that provide incentives for suppliers to focus on irrelevant or unimportant metrics or having ineffective remedies if the suppliers fail to achieve the agreed-to service levels.

This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of service levels, focusing on: