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Meet Jennifer L. Hunter

Privacy and Cyber Litigation Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

Jennifer Hunter is a partner at Lerners LLP with nearly 15 years of experience advising professional and institutional clients on matters of risk management, including issues related to privacy and, more recently, cyber security. She has significant experience representing clients at the Information and Privacy Commissioner and in civil litigation on matters arising from cyber incidents resulting in privacy breaches. Jennifer has the necessary expertise to successfully defend claims and prosecute subrogated claims for cyber recovery.

Jennifer is an experienced advocate who has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and many tribunals. She regularly presents on topics related to cyber and privacy risk and litigation.

  • Panel member, How to Ensure that Your Insurance is Adequate & Responds, Osgoode Professional Development Program - Data Breaches & Cybersecurity Incidents: The Legal Guide to Preparedness and Response, November 20, 2020
  • Speaker, Legal Liability Risks Arising from the Use of Digital Technology, SPIAO, December 2019
  • Speaker, Cyber Liability for Municipalities, Durham Region Municipal Insurance Pool, November 2019
  • Speaker, Smart Cities: The changing liability landscape, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Commercial Insurance Symposium, November 2019
  • Speaker, Regional Seminar re: municipal risk management, Frank Cowan Company, October 2019
  • Moderator, "Public Services Cyber Security and Resilience - Protecting and Insuring Against Cyber Attacks", 25th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference, The Canadian Institute, April 2, 2019

  • Recipient, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award (2020)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada (2020-2022)

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2013 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2010-2012)
  • Associate lawyer, Miller Thomson LLP (2006-2009)
  • Articling student, Miller Thomson LLP (2005-2006)

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Medico-Legal Society

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2006)
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Toronto (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) University of Winnipeg (2002)

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