Kelly Friedman  

National Counsel, Discovery Services

Executive Summary

Kelly Friedman is National Counsel of BLG’s Discovery Services Group in Toronto.

She is an experienced litigator with unique expertise in data management issues, including electronic discovery, cybersecurity and privacy. She has appeared before administrative bodies such as the Ontario Energy Board, all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kelly is recognized for her electronic discovery expertise, and she leverages over two decades of experience as a practicing litigator to bring a uniquely strategic approach to planning and executing discovery projects.

Kelly was part of the consultant team that designed the Ontario Energy Board’s cybersecurity framework for electricity distributors and transmitters, and regularly provides training to boards of directors and executives on how to understand and implement privacy and cybersecurity best practices.

Kelly was recognized as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2017 (and since 2015) edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada (E-Discovery Practitioners)
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal (Litigation)
  • Recognized as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2011 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine