Koren Thomson

Partner

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3

+1.709.570.8848

+1.709.722.4270

kthomson@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2011

Legal Assistant(s): Joanne Taylor, Renee Daly

Koren has worked with a variety of clients including insurers, municipal bodies and health care organizations. Some of the ways in which Koren has helped her clients include:

  • Acting as counsel for regional health authorities and other companies in defense of privacy class actions
  • Advising health care organizations in respect of health law matters and defending medical malpractice claims
  • Advising public bodies and companies regarding compliance with privacy and access to information legislation, inclusive of responding to access to information requests, personal health information requests, and preventing and responding to privacy breaches
  • Representing public bodies and companies in reviews of access to information requests before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and at the appeal stage in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Education & Career

Education

University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2010
Mount Allison University, BA, Honours in International Relations, 2004

Activities

Chair, NL Privacy Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Former chairperson, Thrive CYN St. John’s, Inc.
Former Women’s Law Forum Co-Chair, Canadian Bar Association (NL Branch)

Publications

The New Brunswick Court of Appeal Walks the Talk: Interest on a Litigation Loan Constitutes a Taxable Disbursement, CBA National Insurance Law Section Newsletter, May 2013

Atlantic Business Counsel Newsletter, Changes to Newfoundland and Labrador Small Claims Act, Vol. 11, No. 2, July 2010

Presentations

“Medical Documentation & Litigation” for Patient Safety Seminars for various Regional Health Authorities

Regular presenter at annual Newfoundland and Labrador and Regional Insurance Day Seminars

“ATIPPA Primer”, for municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador

“Managing Privacy Breaches”, for Canadian Corporate Counsel Association members, Newfoundland and Labrador