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Data Breach Litigation: Lessons Learned from U.S. and Canadian Actions

Data Breach Litigation: Lessons Learned from U.S. and Canadian Actions
Toronto, October 5, 2016

The number and frequency of data breaches continues to rise. Many data breaches have resulted in court actions both in Canada and the U.S.

Guest speaker Doug Meal of Ropes & Gray LLP has been counsel on many of the most high-profile U.S. data breach actions. He has handled claims stemming from data security breaches suffered by Target, Neiman Marcus, The Home Depot, Sony and Heartland Payment Systems, among many others.

Please join Doug and members of the Blakes Cybersecurity group for a highly practical and in-depth seminar on recent issues in Canadian and U.S. cybersecurity.


  • Trends in U.S. and Canadian data breach litigation
  • The Canadian experience based on privacy and class action litigation
  • Incident response plans
  • Protecting privilege through incident investigation and response
  • Lessons learned and how they translate for companies doing business in Canada


Breakfast and Registration: 8 – 8:30 a.m.

Presentation: 8:30 – 10 a.m.


Catherine Beagan Flood, Partner, Blakes
Ryder Gilliland, Partner, Blakes
Kristin Ali, Associate, Blakes
Doug Meal, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay Street
Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, Ontario

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 1.5 hours of Substantive content.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.