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16 January 20232 minute read

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Keri Bennett

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to welcome Keri Bennett as Counsel to the ‎Employment and Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity groups in our Vancouver ‎office. Keri Bennett provides strategic advice and representation to public and private ‎sector ‎clients in all areas of ‎workplace law and freedom of information and ‎privacy law ‎matters.‎

Keri builds strong relationships with her clients and works collaboratively with them to ‎navigate workplace ‎and privacy law issues, including privacy programs and ‎procedures, privacy impact assessments, information sharing agreements, consent ‎requirements, and statutory breach notification obligations. Keri advises  clients on  ‎access to information obligations and the management of  litigation risks. She regularly ‎represents clients in complaints, inquiries and other matters before provincial and ‎federal information and privacy commissioners, and has also appeared before the BC ‎Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. ‎

Keri also advises employers on all stages of the employment relationship. She drafts ‎employment agreements and effective workplace policies, advises on workplace ‎accommodations, bullying and harassment, employee monitoring, social media, ‎discipline and terminations. Keri also has experience in the unionized workplace, ‎including the interpretation of  collective agreements and advising employers on ‎matters that arise under the BC Labour Relations Code. ‎

Before joining DLA Piper, Keri was a partner for several  years at a recognized ‎workplace law firm in Western Canada, where she headed up their Freedom of ‎Information and Privacy Law practice.‎

‎“With a strong background and proven expertise in solving complex data security and ‎privacy challenges, Keri is an excellent addition to our renowned data protection and ‎privacy group,” said Robert Seidel, K.C., Canada Managing Partner. “We welcome Keri ‎to our Vancouver office and to our Employment and Data Protection, Privacy and ‎Security practices.”‎