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Lorene A.  Novakowski

Lorene A. Novakowski

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1993
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Lorene Novakowski is a leading labour, employment and privacy lawyer with a primary focus on providing strategic and timely advice to businesses and employers. She has extensive experience in employment and privacy litigation, appearing at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lorene advises clients on employment termination issues and administration of collective agreements, and represents employers at the Labour Board, at labour arbitrations, in court, and in human rights complaints.

Working closely with the firm's Technology group, she provides advice on employment contracts and consultant agreements, non-competition clauses, and employment standards compliance.

Lorene combines her keen interest in privacy law to assist clients on a vast array of privacy issues including implementing privacy policies and procedures, compliance, and strategic advice in the event of a privacy breach. She is also the regional Lead of the firm's Privacy & Information Protection group.

Clients value Lorene’s rapid and effective response to their significant cybersecurity and data breach matters through her management of forensic investigation teams, development of crisis communications and notification strategies, and legal risk management.

Lorene has also acted as counsel in inquiries before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, both in public sector and private sector matters and in judicial review applications before the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

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  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BSc University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Director, BC Human Resources Management Association Board of Directors (2002-2008)
  • Director, Interlock Board of Directors (2006-2008)
  • Former Co-Chair, Human Rights Section of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (1999-2000)
  • Law Clerk, British Columbia Court of Appeal (1991-1992)
  • British Columbia Privacy Professionals Networking Forum
  • British Columbia Human Resources Management Association
  • Privacy, and Labour Law Sections, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
Speaker Wrongful, Unjust and Just Cause Dismissals HRD Employment Law Masterclass 2020 location location Vancouver, BC
Surveillance by individuals - Is legislative action needed? BC Information Summit 2016 location location Vancouver UBC Robson Square
Privacy Legal Update 2016 IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016 location location Toronto

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