Associate Counsel, Vancouver
Suzanne Kennedy practises in the areas of corporate commercial law with an emphasis on health law, privacy, administrative law and regulatory matters.
Suzanne has practised law in British Columbia since 1997, and focuses her practice on three areas.
Suzanne, as one of the primary members of Davis's Health Law Practice Group, acts for various health care bodies and government agencies in British Columbia, including acting as counsel for provincial health authorities, hospitals, community health programs or organizations, private care facilities, and health care professionals.
She has also represented both public and private hospitals and care facilities as well as professional regulatory bodies within the health care sector. She represents her health law clients in all matters relating to health care, including administrative law matters, privacy, regulatory issues, corporate governance, contractual negotiation and dispute resolution.
Suzanne also advises firm clients in all manner of issues that arise under British Columbia's burgeoning access to information and privacy laws.
She has been involved in advising and representing clients in the full range of issues that arise in the information management area, including application of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (for the firm's public sector and health clients) and the Personal Information Protection Act (for the firm's private sector clients).
Most recently, she has acted for large institutional clients on managing the effects of inadvertent breaches of privacy, and preventive steps for avoiding such breaches.
She has also recently authored an information manual for health authorities in British Columbia in responding to access requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Corporate Commercial, Banking and Regulatory Compliance
Suzanne also has a strong focus on corporate commercial work, which includes a background in advising firm clients on a full range of corporate commercial matters as well as related legal compliance issues such as statutory interpretation, administrative law, managing investigations and compliance, employment and human rights.
Most recently, Suzanne's practise has expanded to advising the firm's financial institution clients in such matters.
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