Caroline Deschênes is a partner in the Montréal office of Langlois Lawyers. Her practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on class actions, privacy issues, access to information, construction law, product liability and professional liability. She represents various corporations before courts of first instance and appeal in Quebec, and before administrative tribunals. Caroline has acted in several class actions involving the protection of personal information, pharmaceutical liability, consumer law and civil liability. She has also participated in proceedings involving insurers and professionals, including before disciplinary bodies.
Caroline holds the CIPP Certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is vice-chair of the executive council of the “Privacy and Access” section of the Canadian Bar Association. She also sat on the advisory committee for the review of the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector which gave rise to Bill 64.
In the course of her practice involving privacy matters, Caroline advises clients on various issues, including the collection, use, communication, retention, disposal and trans-border transfer of personal information, as well as cyber-security, access to information and electronic communications. She frequently speaks at conferences and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics related to these areas. She has been recognized by her peers for her expertise in the protection of personal information.
Before joining Langlois Lawyers, Caroline practiced for 10 years at an international law firm.