Toronto (January 11, 2018) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ("BLG") is pleased to announce that Kelly Friedman has joined the Discovery Services Group as National Counsel.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly to our team,” said Cindy Clarke, BLG’s National Group Head, Specialized Litigation. “Her reputation as one of Canada’s leading e-discovery lawyers, and her wide range of experience in e-discovery, governance, data management and privacy will enhance the value we deliver to our clients.”

Ms. Friedman is an experienced litigator with unique expertise in data management issues, including electronic discovery, cybersecurity, privacy and anti-spam regulation. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada and administrative bodies such as the Ontario Energy Board. Kelly is the co-editor of an international code of practice for electronic discovery standard, ISO/IEC 27050-3: 2017, and is currently Chair of the Precedents Subcommittee of the Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee, which prepares model electronic discovery documents to guide litigators and the judiciary in Ontario.

As BLG moves to enhance and develop its in-house e-discovery capabilities to further add value for its clients, Ms. Friedman will be managing and implementing the Firm’s e-discovery strategy, including analysis and strategic review.

BLG offers the complete spectrum of e-discovery services from initial consultation, data collection, strategic analysis, culling and document review, to the exchange of productions. BLG Discovery Services professionals provide best in class case management while optimizing the use of technology to maximize the value of electronic evidence, reduce the cost of review, and improve the efficiency of litigation and investigation counsel.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Marketing and Communications