Anne is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group and the Practice Group Leader of the Blakes inSource team.
Anne provides advice to clients on all aspects of electronic discovery and information governance. She advises clients on issues such as document preservation, the management and defensible destruction of documents, legal holds, the identification and collection of documents, the use of technologies such as predicative coding and data analytics, and issues surrounding data privacy when data is moved across borders.
Anne is also the founder and head of Blakes inSource, a division of Blakes that provides an alternative service delivery model to help clients meet their legal needs in innovative and efficient ways. Blakes inSource provides services such as document review, due diligence, commercial contract review and legislative updates to clients.
Anne has managed and led some of the largest and most complex document production cases in Canada.
Recent mandates include:
- Assisting major North American companies across a broad range of industries to comply with supplemental information requests and Section 11 orders received from the Competition Bureau
- Working with clients to develop and implement document retention programs and policies
- Working with multinational clients and U.S. counsel to coordinate document review and production for major North American class actions
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Anne has been recognized as a leading e-discovery lawyer in the 2015 and 2016 issues of Who's Who Legal: Litigation.
Blakes Bulletin on Competition & Antitrust, E-Discovery and Document Management and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, June 20, 2016.
Ontario Bar Association, Ontario e-Discovery Institute, October 2015.
Your Profession, Your Future. A Presidential-Style Debate on the Future of the Legal Profession
The Advocates' Society, Toronto, Ontario, June 6, 2016.
Developing a Strong Litigation Readiness Strategy", Technology in Practice 2015
Commonwealth Legal, Toronto, Ontario, November 5, 2015.
Lawyer Project Leadership: The Evolution of Legal Project Management
Technology in Practice 2014, Toronto, Ontario, November 5-7, 2014.
Predictive Coding - Will it Revolutionize Document Review?
Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, September 10, 2014.
Technology Assisted Review
Working Group 7 - Sedona Canada Meeting, The Sedona Conference, Toronto, Ontario, August 21, 2014.
Novel Sources of Electronic Evidence
Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2014.
Co-chair and Speaker:
Best Practices for Electronic Document Reviews
Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, May 1, 2014.
Moderator and Speaker:
Working with Vendors
Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2013, Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2013.