From advising on data governance best practices and transactions to assisting clients in disputes, Molly provides comprehensive, cross-border counsel to clients in the evolving areas of digital innovation, cybersecurity, data protection and ethics, and privacy litigation.
Molly has a deep and nuanced understanding of privacy law compliance, giving clients advice to support their operations and their commercial transactions, as well as data security best practices, breach response, regulatory investigations, and privacy class action defence. She represents clients in administrative proceedings under access to information, anti-spam and privacy legislation, as well as in the context of civil litigation. Her dual calls to the Ontario and New York bars allow her to advise on personal information handling and marketing regimes that reflect and comply with both Canadian and American privacy legislation.
Molly also supports clients on data security preparedness, records management, and internal investigations relating to confidential information handling.
|2020-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in privacy & data protection|
|2020-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in privacy and data security law|
|2023||Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in data protection and privacy|
|2021-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer to watch in data protection and privacy|
|2022||Expert Guides' Women in Business Law—Leading lawyer in privacy and data protection|
|2020||Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40|
|2019||Precedent magazine’s Precedent Setter Award|
Molly was the 2020-2021 Chair of the OBA Privacy and Access to Information Law section and a member of the Canadian Bar Association Privacy and Access executive. She is a member of The Advocates’ Society and is frequently involved in files that are part of Torys’ pro bono program. She has a particular focus on pro bono work and law reform initiatives involving technology-facilitated abuse against women and members of marginalized communities. Molly co-leads Torys’ LGBTQ2S affinity group.