Katherine Rusk helps clients navigate the intersection of intellectual property, cybersecurity, communications, and data.
She has experience across multiple verticals, including cannabis, financial services, pharmaceutical, emerging technology, media & entertainment, gaming, agriculture, and retail. Katherine has assisted with matters before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court, Quebec Superior Court, and international arbitration.
Katherine is a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (CIPP/C) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Katherine currently serves on the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Committee for Privacy and the Intellectual Property and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Young Practitioners' Committee. She has spoken at conferences on strategies for data use and collection, privacy, data breaches, and new technologies. During law school, she was active with the McGill Intellectual Property and Information Technology Policy Group.
Katherine co-founded The Nichola Goddard Fund, which celebrates and supports strong female leaders by funding community programs dedicated to women in the armed forces, veterans, and their families. She is also a member of the disbursement advisory committee for True Patriot Love.
Katherine was a summer student and articling student with Bennett Jones before joining as an associate. Prior to law, Katherine worked in research and policy roles for Genome Canada, a Federal Minister, and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). She is fluent in French and Spanish.