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Meet Carolyn Brandow

Privacy, Data and Information Security Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

  • Private business, public health sector and educational sector
  • Complaints, Litigation
  • Policy/Agreement Review

  • Adjunct Professor, UWO Law School “Civil Procedure” (2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, UWO Law School “Comparative US/Canadian E-Discovery Law” (2010)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2008 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2006-2008)
  • Associate lawyer, Ledroit Beckett (1999-2006)
  • Articling Student, Harrison Elwood (1998-1999)

During her years at Lerners, Carolyn’s practice has focussed on a combination of litigation and administrative/regulatory matters including privacy law. Carolyn has acted for individuals, businesses, public agencies and educational institutions on privacy policy, information requests, and complaints. Carolyn regularly assists clients with privacy commissioner, tribunal and court matters involving privacy issues. She has brought appeals and judicial review applications before single judges, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She has spoken at events both for Ontario lawyers and lawyers across North America. Carolyn has been selected by her peers to be included in Lexpert since 2018 and she has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada since 2014.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Negligence & Professional Malpractice Law - London/Windsor
  • Best Lawyers in Canada for Administrative and Public Law, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Professional Malpractice Law
  • Recognized as a leading practitioner by Lexpert in the area of medical negligence [represents defendants] (2018-2022)
  • Recipient, 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award recognizing mid-career excellence in the legal profession
  • Junior Counsel to the Honourable Mr. Justice R.J. Haines, Review of the Meat Inspection and Regulatory Regimes in Ontario (2004)

  • Section 75 Investigations, the Osgoode Certificate in Professional Regulation and Discipline in the Ontario Health Care Sector, June 4, 2014, Toronto, Ontario
  • Challenges of Informed Consent in Research Protocols, Panelist at the 2013 Canadian Bar Association National Health Law Summit: Critical Issues in Health Law, Halifax, May 2013
  • Health Care Reform & Medical Malpractice Law: How Canada Balances Patient Rights, Physician Interests, and System Costs, Guest Speaker on Tort system from defence perspective in Canada, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011
  • Summary Judgment Motions: Persuasive Advocacy – Winning Tactics, Guest Speaker on Expert Evidence on Summary Judgment Motions, Ontario Bar Association Conference, May, 2011

  • Ontario/Canadian Bar Associations
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Middlesex Law Association

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2000)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1998) (Dean’s List 1996-1997)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, The University of Western Ontario (1995) (Dean’s List (1992-1995)