We are pleased to announce that Lynne Vicars has joined the firm as Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel and will be based in the firm’s downtown Toronto office.


Lynne is a banker turned lawyer whose extensive experience in both business and complex litigation has fostered a passion for bringing technology to the legal profession.  Regarded as a leading eDiscovery lawyer in Canada, Lynne will help ensure Heuristica remains Canada’s leading eDiscovery law firm by employing the latest and most powerful eDiscovery technology and review methodologies.


Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, says she is “very pleased to have Lynne join the team at Heuristica.  With her extensive eDiscovery and management experience she is able to offer our clients a unique perspective in the use of technology to reduce costs and improve process and results.  I look forward to working with Lynne in assisting our clients to leverage legal technology and innovative solutions.”


In Lynne’s previous role as Senior Legal Counsel for a major Canadian bank, Lynne led its global eDiscovery activities.  She designed and implemented the bank’s internal eDiscovery capabilities and its worldwide eDiscovery strategy and provided advice on privacy law compliance, information governance and document production obligations.  Lynne was pivotal in the development of the bank’s records retention policies, email retention standards and litigation hold protocols.


Lynne notes:  “I’m excited to begin a new phase in my career at Heuristica and look forward to leveraging  my experience in both the corporate and legal worlds.  I’m eager to get back to private practice and pleased to have found a home at Heuristica where I can apply what I have learned in business with technical innovation, legal vision and strategy.”


Contact Lynne at lvicars@discoverycounsel.ca or 647-361-1465.