Canada: E-Discovery Practitioners 2018

This chapter features 22 leading e-discovery experts, who have come highly recommended by peers and clients alike for their excellent work in the space.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Maura R Grossman University of Waterloo, Waterloo
2. Susan Wortzman McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto
3. Martin Felsky Ernst & Young, Toronto
4. Anne Glover Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto

Big four accounting firm KPMG achieves four listings in this chapter.
Christopher Walker is a highly regarded practitioner with an excellent reputation for his superb e-discovery and evidence management expertise.
Corey Fotheringham is highlighted as a “very well-respected” expert who draws praise for his strong expert witness and forensic practice.

McCarthy Tétrault sees two individuals nominated here.
Susan Wortzman is a go-to lawyer for e-discovery issues and is well known as “a key player” in Canada. She advises on preservation, processing and review of electronic records and boasts extensive litigation experience.
Chuck Rothman is a leading light at the firm who draws praise for his deep expertise in e-discovery and information governance. He is regularly engaged as an expert witness in complex cases.

Maura Grossman is a highly knowledgeable e-discovery expert at the University of Waterloo. Market commentators say she is “a star” in the market and hold her in high esteem as “a highly effective legal expert on technology and machine learning algorithms”.

At Ernst & Young, the “excellent” Martin Felsky is a well-known expert in e-discovery dispute prevention. He advises private and public entities on a broad range of contentious matters and enjoys an excellent reputation for his work in the space. 

Anne Glover is a highly regarded practitioner at Blake Cassels & Graydon and “a big name” in the Canadian market. She boasts a well-developed litigation practice and is often engaged to advise on complex e-discovery and document management matters.

The “excellent” Marlon Hylton is a distinguished adviser at Cassels Brock & Blackwell. Sources speak highly of his “seamless work” and “solid grasp of technology”, and describe him as “a valuable asset” in high-stakes litigation.

Miller Thomson’s James Swanson is “a clear leader in the Canadian e-discovery universe”, according to peers, who particularly highlight his “very strong technology practice”.

Crystal O'Donnell stands out as “a true e-discovery expert” at Heuristica Discovery Counsel. Peers say, “She is very innovative,” and highlight her as “a big name in the space”.

At Gowling WLG, Mischa Armin is highlighted as “a knowledgeable and trusted adviser” on a broad range of e-discovery matters. He has a strong litigation practice encompassing commercial, regulatory and class action disputes.

Torys is home to David Outerbridge, an “industry leader” who is “extremely knowledgeable in e-discovery processes” and is regularly engaged to advise on complex disputes.

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