Lawyer Profile Detail
Carole J. Piovesan
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Osgoode Hall Law School
Carole Piovesan is a lawyer in our litigation department. She regularly advises clients on risk management strategies and represents clients in complex commercial litigation, class actions, environmental litigation, estate litigation, professional negligence and appellate advocacy. She has appeared before various administrative tribunals, at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Carole is a firm lead in the area of artificial intelligence and an active member of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group. She regularly consults across various sectors on the evolution and integration of artificial intelligence and its legal implications. Recently, she co-authored From Chatbots to Self-Driving Cars: The Legal Risks of Adopting Artificial Intelligence in Your Business, part of the firm's Transformative Technologies series of White Papers.
Carole is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School where she obtained her JD in 2010. She is also a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where she received her MSc with distinction. She is the recipient of various awards including the Osgoode Mentor of the Year award, the Dean's Gold Key award (Osgoode Hall Law School), the Loch Exhibition award (University of London) and the inaugural Toronto French School Alumni of Distinction award, among others.
Prior to law school, Carole served as a Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Foreign Affairs where she advised on Middle East politics. She has worked with counterparts throughout North and Central American, Europe and Africa.
Carole speaks on a range of issues including artificial intelligence, and has been published in the Law Times, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, as well as numerous blogs. Carole is a member of the Advocates’ Society, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Technology Law Association and the American Bar Association.
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