Lauren Fishman is e-Discovery Counsel at MT>3, a division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, in Toronto. Her practice includes a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters with an emphasis on e-Discovery, litigation management and information governance. Lauren has a particular interest and expertise in the law of privilege as it relates to the discovery and production of electronic records and has worked on privilege reviews for a variety of e-Discovery matters.
Lauren is very knowledgeable about e-Discovery best practices and technology with experience managing the complete e-Discovery process - from identification, preservation and collection through to analysis of large data sets using technology, complex electronic document reviews and production. Lauren has significant experience managing, supervising and providing quality control on large-scale, complex electronic document review and production initiatives, in particular for high-profile class actions and Competition Bureau supplementary information requests for large M&A transactions.
In addition, Lauren regularly advises clients on Data Governance best practice and guidelines for managing electronic information, in addition to advising on implementation strategies. Lauren’s broad range of data governance experience includes drafting privacy policies and advising on CASL compliance. She also reviews, advises on and drafts data governance and related policies, including acceptable use, email, social media, BYOD and legal hold policies.
Lauren regularly provides advice to large institutional clients on data retention requirements, record classification plans and retention schedules. She also provides legal advice and opinions to clients regarding digitization and defensible disposition and remediation, with a focus on leveraging technology to implement this advice.
Lauren also manages MT>3 due diligence reviews for McCarthy Tétrault LLP M&A and Real Estate clients. Using an experienced team of due diligence review lawyers combined with leading-edge artificial intelligence technology, MT>3’s team is able to streamline the due diligence process, thus saving time, minimizing fees and increasing the accuracy of a review.
A businessperson at heart who previously launched and ran her own children’s clothing label, Lauren brings that same entrepreneurial zeal and business acumen to all her client relationships today. She has kept up her involvement in the business community by mentoring young entrepreneurs through government-supported initiatives.
Lauren is a member of the Ontario Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section), the Advocates’ Society and the Women’s Executive Network. She received her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2002.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, travelling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Presentations and Publications
November 13, 2018, Panelist: “Merging Technology and Legal Services Regulation” at the Law Society of Ontario 2018 Bencher’s Retreat
October 24, 2018, Speaker: “The Meeting of e-Discovery and Artificial Intelligence: How machine learning is changing e-Discovery”; the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario’s CLE in Advanced Litigation: Toronto
March 8, 2018, Panelist on “Managing Your Information: Proactive Steps for Data Governance” at McCarthy Tétrault LLP: Toronto
Contributor, E-Discovery in Canada, LexisNexis Canada, Third Edition 2017
Spring 2017, Co-Author of “Safeguarding Your Business: A Strong IG Strategy is the Road to Risk Reduction” CCCA Magazine