Promislow Ruth

Ruth E. Promislow


Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Cybersecurity Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.4688

Ruth Promislow practises commercial litigation with a strong focus on commercial crime, including cybersecurity, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. Ruth also focuses on cannabis-related litigation.

Ruth has extensive experience with cybersecurity matters including cyber preparedness, incident response and related litigation. Ruth also has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime, including tracing, freezing and recovering proceeds of crime. She oversees and conducts internal investigations for clients, working with internal and external auditors. Ruth works with clients to develop and implement comprehensive and effective action plans following a cybersecurity or other fraudulent attack, and advises on steps to prevent against such attacks.

Other areas of Ruth's practice include negotiation and advocacy in the realm of complex contractual disputes, professional negligence, corporate governance, reinsurance, fashion and entertainment.

Ruth regularly appears before the courts of a number of provinces, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Ruth regularly speaks at Canadian and international conferences on issues relating to cybersecurity and commercial crime.

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  • Counsel for Canadian and international companies involving extensive cyber-attacks, including data breaches; advising on regulatory obligations and notification requirements; and acting as counsel on related litigation
  • Counsel for organizations on cyber preparedness issues

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