Qualifications

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada, 2022
  • Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2016
  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Manitoba, 2012

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 technology and privacy law 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) and is also a contributor for OneTrust’s Data Guidance legal research platform. 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

December 8, 2023

On December 8, 2023, DWW Partner Olalekan (Wole) Akinremi will speak at the Ontario Bar Association’s Professional Development webcast titled “Overcoming Ethical and Professionalism Challenges for Young Solicitors”.

Join Wole as he speaks on the topic of “Good Faith in Negotiations” and discusses: (i) what it means to act in food faith; and (ii) what to do if opposing counsel makes a mistake.

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.