Mercy Iannicello (She/Her)
Mercy Iannicello is the co-chair of the firm’s Cyber and Privacy Liability Practice Group. Mercy has extensive experience in insurance litigation, including cyber and privacy liability, complex personal injury, regulatory investigations, liquor/commercial host liability, and product liability claims.
MERCY’S SELECTED EXPERIENCE:
Cyber & Privacy Law
Mercy routinely acts as privacy counsel and breach coach to various organizations and sectors involved in cyber incidents, breach of privacy claims and third-party litigation. In this role, Mercy helps guide clients from the outset of a cyber security incident to assist in containment and restoration, advises on legal and statutory obligations under Federal and Provincial privacy laws, and works with international breach counsel in matters involving cross border data.
Mercy also acts as privacy counsel to institutional clients in ensuring they are properly prepared for a security event. Mercy often presents on cyber and privacy related topics at various industry events.
Complex Personal Injury
Mercy acts as counsel for a wide range of businesses, retailers, restaurants, and commercial centres relating to claims arising out of the Occupiers Liability Act and negligence. Mercy has defended a variety of complex personal injury claims involving traumatic brain injuries, orthopaedic injuries, fatalities and chronic pain. Mercy also acts as defence counsel for out-of-province and U.S. insurers in relation to motor vehicle accidents in personal injury actions.
Mercy provides counsel to various professionals, including veterinarians, dentists and paramedics, during regulatory investigations and proceedings at their regulatory board. Mercy assists professionals in navigating complaints and proceedings in order to mitigate risk and achieve positive outcomes.
Commercial Host (Liquor) Liability
Mercy routinely acts for commercial liquor providers, including bars, nightclubs and restaurants, defending claims resulting in catastrophic injuries due to motor vehicle accidents, occupier’s liability, over service, forcible ejections, and assaults occurring on and off premises.
Mercy defends manufacturers and distributors in claims involving an alleged defective product causing personal injury.
- Ontario Bar (2008)
- British Columbia Bar (2018)
- Law Society of British Columbia
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Professional Liability Underwriting Society
- Committee Member, Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC), Annual Gala