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Biography

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Executive Member

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018: Recognized leading lawyer in the area of Labour & Employment Law

Experience

Experience

Privacy compliance

  • Compliance review and implementation plan for various lines of Canadian business in a US-based multinational financial institution such as information handling policies, breach response procedures, as well as regional and business-specific guidance documents. Key projects included creating a global privacy policy template, identifying gaps in existing policies, and updating regional and line of business documents
  • Review and assessment of multinational information flows, security and privacy compliance, advice on policy and procedure improvements, and third party vendor agreements for a leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, with a significant presence in the US and Europe
  • Canadian privacy review and analysis of existing apps and apps in development for a multinational bank, drafted and negotiated constellation of agreements for mobile wallet applications
  • Privacy assessment for a large Western Canadian retailer and pharmacy, including its e-commerce platform, gap assessment, as well as revision and negotiation of third party vendor contracts
  • Advising on Canadian privacy compliance and implementation of large vehicle fleet implementation and use of GPS systems, including negotiation of vendor agreement

Cyber risk management

  • Advising on comprehensive incident response plans for a multitude of organizations, including financial institutions, to address data security and privacy incidents affecting critical infrastructure, system availability and personal information breaches
  • Advising on risk and mitigation strategies against known and ongoing cyber attacks, including PCI risk and compliance 

Inquiries and Investigations

  • Representing publicly traded business in access to information inquiries
  • Representing various public bodies in inquiries before the BC privacy commissioner

Employment and Litigation

  • For employers in for-cause terminations resulting in wrongful dismissal claims and dismissal of human rights complaints alleging discrimination
  • For shareholders in corporate oppression action and dispute amongst shareholders regarding company valuation. Obtained remedy and value for shareholders

News & Publications

News & Publications

Ryan Berger, Lawson Lundell Photo
Vancouver
t 604.631.9194
f 604.669.1620

Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1999)

Education

University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1998)

Lee College, CA (B.A., 1994)

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