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Andrea Alliston Toronto Lawyer, Knowledge and Practice Innovation

Andrea Alliston

Partner | Knowledge and Practice Innovation Fasken
Investing in stellar knowledge and practice innovation content and technology supports our lawyers in practicing at the highest level and ensures that our clients experience efficient and innovative delivery of services
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1997
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Andrea Alliston is a partner and leader of the firm’s Knowledge and Practice Innovation programs and initiatives.  Andrea works with firm leadership on developing an industry leading knowledge and practice innovation strategy and oversees firmwide, the related people resources, operational processes and technology.  

Andrea is an experienced leader and innovator versed in strategy, project implementation and operations across diverse areas including developing precedent and legal resources collections, thought leadership and disseminating legal and practice developments, implementing KM infrastructure technology such as enterprise search, piloting and selecting innovative and emerging technologies, developing automated and productized services, and various data and information management initiatives.

As part of her practice, she leads client mandates to collaboratively develop solutions using a blend of legal knowledge, technology acumen, and process improvement and project implementation skills, including identifying new roles and skill sets required to address client needs.

Prior to joining Fasken, Andrea was a partner at another major Canadian law firm where she led the knowledge management, innovation and education strategies and programs. Earlier in her career, she practiced corporate law focusing on mergers and acquisitions and a broad range of other corporate and commercial matters.

Career & Education


  • LLB Dalhousie University
  • B Comm University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Member Toronto Legal KM Group

Memberships & Affiliations


Speaking Engagements

Panelist Getting More Value from Your Contracts: Understanding Contract Lifecycle Management Canadian Legal Innovation Forum 2021 Webinar Series
Speaker Understanding (and Illustrating) the Value Proposition of Law Firm KM KM Legal 2021 (ARK Group)
Speaker Pricing Legal Services in a Changing World - Legal Technology, Automation and Productized Services Mechanics of Law Firm Profitability (ARK Group)