Susan Wortzman has been listed in Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite 2020. Thought Leaders are specifically highlighted not only because of their vast experience and expertise, but also because of how they inspire and innovate, and how they excel in their work delivering to clients.
Susan has been recognized as a Thought Leader Global Elite in the area of Litigation E-Discovery and is one of seven McCarthy Tetrault Partners recognized.
On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, MT>3’s Michael Lalande, alongside other members of the Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group, will be speaking to Ryerson LPP candidates about the eDiscovery process. This session will provide insight into the essential tools required to tackle eDiscovery files for when they embark on their legal careers.
Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) is the first of its kind in Ontario. An alternative to articling, the LPP is an innovative, rigorous and demanding eight-month program combining on-line training and experiential learning with a hands-on work term.
Susan Worztman is a confirmed faculty member at The Sedona Conference Institute Presents: 2020 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies. This unique program at the offices of Paul Weiss in New York, NY runs from February 12-13, 2020, and is by "invitation only". Applications for an invitation are being accepted now.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – the perfect time to register for some events to stay on top of your online safety and security game. Susan Wortzman is speaking at two upcoming events that are now both open for registration.
In Calgary on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Susan will be speaking at the Privacy & Access Council of Canada's National Privacy & Data Governance Congress about The Intersection of Data Governance and Protecting Privacy. The 2019 Congress is a great opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law and technology.
Then on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Susan is participating in a webinar for Today’s General Counsel Institute on Shielding Your Organization from Data Privacy Nightmares. This webinar for general counsel and e-discovery professionals will focus on reviewing and reassessing data privacy policies and the implications of new local and international guidelines.
McCarthy Tétrault named Most Innovative Law Firm in Canada at Annual FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America Gala
MT>3 has been a division of McCarthy Tétrault since January 2017.
McCarthy Tétrault proudly celebrates success at the 2018 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America gala held on December 10 in New York City. In its ninth year, the awards highlight top innovators within the North American legal profession.
The firm was named Most Innovative Law Firm in Canada, affirming our continuous commitment to fostering innovation and success by leading an agile organization in a fast-moving market, and strategically aligning ourselves with the needs of clients by:
“Innovation of our service delivery and business offerings is central to our firm strategy and at the core of who we are, and what we believe in,” said Matthew Peters, National Innovation Leader and Partner. “To meet the existing and prospective needs of clients, we will continue to offer compelling legal and business services, delivering greater value more efficiently and quickly.”
The firm was also recognized in the category of Innovation in Collaboration. McCarthy Tétrault collaborated with tax authorities and Uber to devise and execute Tax Compliance Agreements. The Agreements allow platforms to leverage their information and payment processing technologies to shoulder some of the tax responsibilities usually placed on individual Uber drivers. The Uber agreement was the first ever entered into by a Canadian taxpayer. Recognized by the Québec government as an integral part of its ongoing strategy for the sharing economy, no other law firm or counsel provides this solution.
In addition to receiving these awards, CEO Dave Leonard was shortlisted for Canadian Legal Leader, and the firm was shortlisted for Innovation in Legal Expertise – Canada.
Clients are at the centre of everything we do. McCarthy Tétrault aims to deliver strategic and innovative legal and business solutions for our clients, wherever their business takes them. Our culture is collaborative, inclusive, entrepreneurial and evolves with the pace of business. We offer sophisticated legal and business advice that incents efficiency, leverages our deep industry knowledge, and our national resources for an exceptional service experience that solves our clients’ most complex problems.
2019 will be a full year for Susan Wortzman and the MT>3 team, with Susan speaking at the following industry summits:
February 20, 2019, Toronto, ON
9th In-House Counsel Summit, The Law Society of Ontario.
The challenges facing in-house counsel today, both internal and external, are unprecedented. Consider crisis management in the #MeToo era, or how to deal with the continued (and ever more powerful) threat of cyberattacks. At the same time, in-house lawyers must research and implement legal innovation in their departments. Our presenters can help. They go over the most effective approaches to the ever-shifting challenges, and they show you how your department — large or small — can best position itself to succeed in the coming years.
February 27-28, 2019, San Francisco, CA
The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption, SOLID
SOLID is a TED Talk style summit focused on innovation and the business of law. 14 speakers will give TED-style talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology and the business of law. Speakers share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has.
March 1, 2019, Toronto, ON
Divine Discoveries: Building A Great Case, The Canadian Bar Association (OBA Young Lawyers Division Program)
A good discovery will help you prepare your client for trial and understand your opponent’s case. A great discovery will force your opponent to settle, and at the very least, set you up for a less stressful and better organized trial. Get practical tips from the pros on how to be great (if not divine) at this half-day program on key elements such as preparation, e-discovery, credibility, and undertakings. Whether you are a new lawyer preparing for your first discovery, or a seasoned veteran looking to improve your technique, this program will help you hone your skills.
Wortzmans will be busy at the Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2017 conference, with three of our own speakers there
The Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2017 takes place on Monday October 16 in Toronto. Now in its 7th year “[t]his highly anticipated full day program brings together leading experts to discuss the latest developments in e-Discovery and Information Governance.”
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Susan Wortzman is a panelist at the 2016 Forum taking place on November 15, 2016 in Calgary. The event is presented by EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (“FIDS”) and the topic of discussion is “Managing Insider Threat and Information Governance”.
Guest speakers at the forum will share insights and updates on the current compliance and enforcement climate.