Lynne Vicars
Sr Lgl Counsel, Legal Practice Mgmt & e-Discovery

Lynne, a banker turned lawyer, has extensive experience in complex litigation management and is responsible for the Scotiabank’s strategy on Information Governance and Electronic Evidence. Lynne leads the Bank’s e-Discovery cross-function team, which designed, implemented and continuously improves the Bank’s internal e-Discovery capabilities and its eDiscovery strategy worldwide. Lynne led the development of Scotiabank’s data-map; its records retention policies, procedures & technical standards; and its litigation hold protocols. Lynne and her team advise the Bank on legal issues relating to response to regulatory investigations; third-party demands for records; court orders; mutual legal assistance treaties, and subpoenas.

Lynne is the 2nd Vice-President of the Ontario Bar Association and chairs the OBA’s Governance Committee and Technology and Practice Innovation Committee. Lynne is the Secretary of the Ontario e-Discovery Implementation Committee; a member of the EDRM’s Cross Border Data Transfer working group and is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group Series of which Scotiabank is a sponsor.
Lynne has an M.B.A. in International Business and a J.D. from the University of Alberta; an LL.M. in e-Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School; and a certificate in Lean Six Sigma from the University of Toronto. Lynne is a non-practicing member of the Law Societies of Alberta and British Columbia, and a practicing member of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State Bar.