Cathy practices primarily in five areas of law – Privacy and Data Protection, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), Technology Law, Indigenous Law, and Government & Regulatory Law.
Cathy is a founding member of TDS’ Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group and provides advice to clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors on regulatory compliance with provincial, federal, and international privacy laws, risk minimization and management strategies, cross-border data flow issues, including the transfer of data outside of Canada, creation and implementation of privacy and data protection policies, procedures, and best practices for both customer and employee data, data breach prevention and response, contract and policy review with a focus on data protection issues, and access to information matters.
Cathy provides advice to health care organizations on a range of issues with a focus on privacy compliance and reviewing policies and procedures as it relates to board governance and the provision of services to members.
Cathy’s CASL practice focuses on providing advice to clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors as it relates to developing a CASL compliance program, development and review of electronic marketing practices, review and drafting of consent requests, and record keeping obligations.
Cathy’s technology practice focuses on drafting and negotiating software as a service agreements, service agreements, and independent contractor agreements.
Cathy’s Indigenous Law practice focuses on providing advice to resource developers in engaging with First Nations and Metis communities on issues related to future developments or the impacts of past developments. Cathy also provides advice to clients in the construction and consulting sector who are doing business with First Nations.
Cathy’s Government and Regulatory Law practice focuses on the regulation of professionals and professional ethics.
Primary Practice Area
Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2013
Juris Doctor (with Distinction), University of North Dakota, 2011
Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), University of Winnipeg, 2005
The 6th Annual Phenomenal Woman Betty Friedan Award (for student leadership and academic research papers on women’s human rights), 2011
The 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Service to Humanity(for student leadership as President of the University of North Dakota International Human Rights Organization), 2011
Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award, 2011
Best Oralist Award (Bring Human Rights Home Study Abroad Program in Vilnius, Lithuania), 2009
Moot Court Finalist (first year law), 2009
In the Community
Honourary counsel to ICTAM (2016 – present)
Board Member, Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association – Present