Ellie's practice focuses on consumer protection, health-care, privacy and cybersecurity. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C), she assists clients on a broad range of strategic and practical privacy matters including drafting privacy policies, handling access-to-information requests, assisting with corporate transactions, complying with Canada's anti-spam legislation and other data protection laws, and preparing for and responding to data and privacy breaches. In particular, Ellie was counsel to the Toronto Star in the Supreme Court of Canada appeal about whether the estate court files of Barry and Honey Sherman should be sealed from public view on the basis of privacy and security concerns. Ellie also advises clients on regulatory compliance in the health-care sector, including for virtual care and digital health initiatives.
Ellie joined Blakes after summering and articling with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. Her scholarly work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. She has also received recognitions such as the Nathan Strauss Q.C., Essay Prize in Legal Ethics from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.