Work & Service
I work for a Montreal law firm known for its groundbreaking work in class actions and public interest litigation. In 2018-2019, I clerked for Chief Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to my clerkship, I worked at places like Citizen Lab, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, and the Berkman Klein Center on high-profile legal research and advocacy initiatives. I remain a research fellow at Citizen Lab.
I have also served on governing and advisory boards for organizations that include the Digital Justice Lab, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Head & Hands / À deux mains, and the Concordia University Board of Governors.
License & Education
I have degrees in civil and common law from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, as well as an undergraduate degree and graduate diploma from Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs. I am a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and practice under a temporary permit from the Barreau du Québec.
Writing & Speaking
Over the last few years I’ve spoken before a wide range of academic, government, private sector, and civil society audiences. For example, I appeared before a parliamentary committee on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on an omnibus national security bill in 2017. In 2018, I interviewed the acclaimed whistleblower Chelsea Manning before a massive live audience in Montreal. I have also spoken at major technology and hacker conferences like HOPE, NorthSec, CLSI, and RightsCon. My research has been presented at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, McGill University, University of Waterloo, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the University of Toronto, among others.
I have authored and co-authored a number of major reports and international submissions (see e.g., Bots at the Gate, Shining a Light on the Encryption Debate, Planet Netsweeper, Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Technology-Facilitated Violence, Abuse, and Harassment). My work has also appeared in several academic publications (see e.g., Law, Metaphor, and the Encrypted Machine, Advancing Human Rights by Design in the Dual-Use Technology Industry, Towards Digital Constitutionalism).