Elisa Henry  

Partner

Executive Summary

Elisa Henry is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in the Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. She advises international and domestic clients on a broad range of Canadian and European privacy and data protection issues, technology, e-commerce and commercial law. Her clients operate in various industries, including IT, energy, telecommunications, online media and advertising, aviation and aeronautics, financial services, retail, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining BLG, Elisa practiced technology and privacy law in Montréal and in Paris.

Elisa is a member of the Paris Bar since 2002 and of the Québec Bar since 2011. She is an officer of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is acting as the liaison agent for the Paris Bar in Québec. She is also a Registered Trademark Agent in Canada and a member of ITechLaw and CAN-TECH.

Elisa regularly speaks at Canadian and international conferences on privacy and IT law and is the author of several publications on this topic, including Practical Guide to eCommerce and Internet Law (Lexis Nexis, 2015), which she co-authored with Éloïse Gratton.

Representative Work

  • Advises Canadian companies with respect to GDPR compliance
  • Advises Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without borders) in the context of new drug treatments projects
  • Advised various canadian entities on to privacy and data security compliance (data mapping, risk analysis, policies, procedures and training).
  • Advised an international energy supplier with respect to processing of personal information by third parties, privacy compliance and training.
  • Advised an international electric battery manufacturer regarding international supply agreements and patent licensing.
  • Advises an international digital advertising and marketing solutions provider with respect to its establishment in Canada, privacy and commercial law matters.

Publications & Presentations

Presentations

  • Speaker, "Contracting in the era of the European union’s new general data protection regulation (GDPR)," Ontario Bar Association, May 2018.
  • Speaker, "Cracking the glass ceiling, World Women Lawyers’ Conference," International Bar Association, April 2018.
  • Speaker, "Privacy and Data Protection Representations and Warranties," Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector Conference, International Bar Association, February 2018.
  • Speaker, "Personal data protection and data analytics for targeting purposes," Québec Digital Analytics Group, January 2018.
  • Speaker, "Sharing is Caring: A Case for Value Chain Collaboration What can we learn from one another?," Aviation Data Symposium, November 2017.
  • Speaker, "Why do IT projects fail? Parties behaviour following contracting," International Bar Association Conference, October 2017.
  • Speaker, "It's all about the apps Silicon Beach Conference," International Bar Association, February 2017.
  • Speaker, "Online Advertising to Children, Annual Advertising and Marketing Conference," January 2017.
  • Speaker, "What you should know about intellectual property, contracts and litigation in Canada," Hamburg Aviation Cluster Workshop, November 2016.
  • Speaker, "Cross-Border Compliance Programs," Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity in Canada, McMillan client / Third Certainty Seminar, November 2016.
  • Panel Moderator, France Canada Investor Summit, October 2016.
  • Speaker, "Privacy Compliance Programs," Association of Corporate Counsels, April 2016.
  • Speaker, "Internet dans la mire de l'Europe : Google AdWords, la responsabilité des places de marché et développements en matière de noms de domaines," APRAM, September 2015.
  • Speaker, "Contrefaçon sur les réseaux sociaux: les nouveaux visages de la cybercriminalité," Conference organised by the Paris Bar, March 2015.
  • Speaker, "Using trademarks to advertise to Québec consumers," Annual Advertising and Marketing Conference, January 2015.
  • Speaker, "Email Marketing à l'ère de la loi C-28: atelier pratique sur la nouvelle loi anti-spam canadienne," Email marketing Conference, October 2014.
  • Speaker, "Innovation in the healthcare field: from New York to Canada , Supporting the innovation start-ups in the healthcare field Conference," organized by UBISTART, May 2014.

Publications

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal – Data: expert
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Leaders League : Highly Recommended Lawyer for IT-Outsourcing