Julie Himo practises primarily in corporate and commercial litigation and in the areas of banking, corporate restructurings, corporate and securities disputes, franchising law, privacy law and access to information, including in the context of class actions. She has been involved in a wide range of commercial litigation, namely in multijurisdictional fraud cases that require tracing, freezing and securing of assets and property, including in the context of frauds perpetrated by means of Ponzi schemes. She also has considerable experience with securities litigation, including in the context of acquisitions by way of plans of arrangements, and with extraordinary remedies, such as seizures and injunctions, particularly in the context of the enforcement of non-compete undertakings.
She also regularly advises clients on privacy matters arising from the collection, use and disclosure of personal data, security breaches, cross-border discovery and investigations, cross-border data flow requirements, behavioural advertising, as well as compliance with Canada's anti-spam legislation, including for on-line publishers.
Ms. Himo is regularly retained to advise clients with regard to cyber security breaches, assisting with forensics experts, public relations firms and various other specialists in the clients' efforts to contain such breaches and to advise them on their notification requirements to the regulators across Canada.
She is chair of our Canadian privacy and access to information team.
Ms. Himo served as Montréal litigation chair from 2013 to 2016.