Koren Thomson

Associate

solution oriented

Koren strives to achieve her clients' goals through the strategic use of court processes and negotiation. Personable and dedicated, Koren can find common ground in any dispute and works diligently to resolve matters expeditiously in the best interests of her clients.


Representative matters

Koren has worked with a variety of clients including insurers, municipal bodies and health care organizations. Some of the ways in which Koren has helped her clients include: 

  • Acting as counsel for regional health authorities and other companies in defense of privacy class actions
  • Advising health care organizations in respect of health law matters and defending medical malpractice claims
  • Advising public bodies and companies regarding compliance with privacy and access to information legislation, inclusive of responding to access to information requests, personal health information requests, and preventing and responding to privacy breaches
  • Representing public bodies and companies in reviews of access to information requests before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, and at the appeal stage in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador 

Areas of practice

  • Health
  • Access & Privacy
  • Insurance
  • Class Actions

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Newfoundland and Labrador, 2011

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

EDUCATION

University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2010
Mount Allison University, BA, Honours in International Relations, 2004

ACTIVITIES

  • Chair, NL Privacy Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Former chairperson, Thrive CYN St. John's, Inc.
  • Former Women's Law Forum Co-Chair, Canadian Bar Association (NL Branch)

LANGUAGE(S)

English

Publications

  • The New Brunswick Court of Appeal Walks the Talk: Interest on a Litigation Loan Constitutes a Taxable Disbursement, CBA National Insurance Law Section Newsletter, May 2013
  • Atlantic Business Counsel Newsletter, Changes to Newfoundland and Labrador Small Claims Act, Vol. 11, No. 2, July 2010
  • Client Update, Changes to the Human Rights Legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador, July 2010

Presentations

  • “Managing Privacy Breaches”, for Canadian Corporate Counsel Association members, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • “ATIPPA Primer”, for municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • “Medical Documentation & Litigation” for Patient Safety Seminars for various Regional Health Authorities
  • Regular presenter at annual Newfoundland and Labrador and Regional Insurance Day Seminars

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 6K3

P 709.570.8848
F 709.722.4270

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Joanne Taylor
Renee Daly

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