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J. Piovesan



Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 416-601-8104


Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2010

A respected leader in the area of Artificial Intelligence and law, Carole applies creativity, strategic thinking and a multi-disciplinary approach to helping clients solve complex problems associated with exponential technologies.

Carole is sought-after for her experience dealing with complex issues, her pragmatism and her expertise in the emerging area of AI and law. She is the co-lead of our national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group as well as the firm lead on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Carole is the editor of the CyberLex blog, one of Canada’s most widely read blogs on law and data, and is the co-author of the firm’s White Paper entitled, “From Chatbots to Self-Driving Cars: The Legal Risks of Adopting AI in your Business”.

Carole regularly consults with clients on adopting a comprehensive framework to AI adoption that includes legal, ethical, commercial and technical considerations. She advises the Canadian government in national and multilateral fora on policy issues related to AI and was recently appointed by the Canadian Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Innovation Experts, tasked with facilitating national consultations with industry, academia and civil society and other, to inform Canada’s position on digital and data transformation.

In addition, Carole consults with clients on privacy, risk management strategies and cybersecurity preparedness. She also represents clients in complex commercial litigation, class actions, environmental litigation, professional negligence and appellate advocacy. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.  

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 America, Europe and Africa.

Carole frequently speaks on a range of issues related to AI and Law, and has been published in various publications including the Law Times, the Advocate’s Journal, the 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, the International Technology Law Association and the American Bar Association.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • Chair, Artificial Intelligence and the Law, Law Society of Ontario, Toronto (November 2018)
  • Moderator, AI in the Telecommunications Sector, IIC Canada Conference, Ottawa (November 2018)
  • Panellist, Panel on AI, CanTechLaw, Montreal (October 2018)
  • Panellist, Panel on AI, ITechLaw, Milan, Italy (October 2018)
  • Speaker, Elevate 2018, Toronto (September 2018)
  • Panellist, CIO Strategy Council (August 2018)