Kelly Friedman


Kelly is Senior Legal Counsel and National Leader of Beyond eDiscovery at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, based in Toronto. She is an experienced litigator with unique expertise in data management issues, including eDiscovery, cybersecurity and privacy. She is recognized for her eDiscovery expertise and leverages over two decades of litigation experience to bring a distinctively strategic approach to planning and executing discovery projects. Kelly was part of the consultant team that designed the Ontario Energy Board’s cybersecurity framework for electricity distributors and transmitters. She regularly provides training to boards of directors and executives on how to understand and implement privacy and cybersecurity best practices. She has appeared before administrative bodies such as the Ontario Energy Board, all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Kelly is former Steering Committee Chair of The Sedona Conference Working Group 7 (“Sedona Canada”); an Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission of Canada’s National E-Discovery Project; a consulting expert for the Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Security, ISO SC27, International IT Security Standards; and co-editor of the International Code of Practice for Electronic Discovery, ISO/IEC 27050-3: 2017. She is recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Privacy and Data Security Law). Prior to joining BLG, Kelly was a litigation partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and at Ogilvy Renault LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright).