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Kavivarman Sivasothy

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2018


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Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5X 1A9
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Kavi Sivasothy, a dedicated associate within Gowling WLG's Advocacy Group in Toronto, brings his expertise to bear on a variety of legal challenges. His professional focus spans commercial litigation, class action suits, advising on cybersecurity breaches, privacy law, and ensuring anti-money laundering compliance.

Sivasothy's role in managing cybersecurity crises is particularly noteworthy, offering crucial support to large corporations and institutions during times of vulnerability. This includes everything from recovering assets to negotiating with cyber threat actors. His advisory capacity extends to guiding corporations through the evolving landscape of privacy law, ensuring they remain ahead of legislative changes.

Educated at the University of Ottawa, where he earned his JD with magna cum laude honors, Sivasothy has a solid academic foundation in privacy and cybersecurity law, highlighted by his recent completion of Osgoode's Certificate in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law. His commitment to the field is further evidenced by his participation in panels discussing privacy issues within Canada.

His litigation experience is broad, having represented clients across all court levels in Ontario and tackled significant class-action cases concerning product liability and data breaches, with clientele extending across Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

Before his legal education, Sivasothy pursued an academic path that combined the humanities and legal studies, obtaining a BA with Honours from the University of Toronto and an MA from the University of British Columbia, before his JD at the University of Ottawa in 2017. His early work with Professor Michael Geist, a leading figure in privacy law in Canada, as a research assistant underscores his deep interest and expertise in privacy issues.

Sivasothy's practice areas include FinTech Law, Cyber Security & Data Protection Law, Financial Services Regulation, and Artificial Intelligence Law, reflecting his versatility and depth of knowledge in these critical and emerging areas of law.


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