Travis Walker

Travis Walker

Travis is an Associate in the Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Cyber & Privacy Liability Group. Travis also maintains a robust defence litigation practice including class action defence, professional negligence, commercial general liability, and product liability.

Prior to joining Dolden Wallace Folick, Travis articled and practiced commercial and insurance defence litigation in the Toronto office of a prominent international firm.

CYBER & PRIVACY LIABILITY

Travis acts as incident response breach coach and external privacy counsel to organizations across various industries and sectors in relation to all manner of security and privacy breaches, including ransomware, e-mail compromise, wire fraud, social engineering, and data theft.

In the wake of a cyber incident, Travis advises clients through all phases of breach response and remediation, including restoration of data systems, retention of forensic experts, notification to affected individuals and stakeholders, and reporting to regulatory authorities. Travis also represents IT service providers and data hosts in third party liability claims arising from data loss and unauthorized access to personal information.

Having guided numerous clients through the turbulent waters of cyber attacks and privacy breaches, Travis strives to work proactively with clients in the development of effective incident response plans and privacy policies to ensure organizations are as poised and prepared as possible in the event of a crisis situation. Travis regularly presents to insurers and insured clients alike on litigation trends, regulatory changes and the evolving risk landscape in Canadian cyber and privacy liability.

CLASS ACTION DEFENCE

Travis has experience defending clients in both provincial and national class actions. Travis is currently involved in the defence of several owner-operators of long-term care homes in Ontario in relation to a number of proposed class actions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

Travis defends insurance brokers, engineers, accountants, medical, paramedical and a host of other professionals against claims of negligence.

PRODUCT LIABILTIY

Travis acts for a diverse range of clients with unique product liability needs, including having overseen commercial product recalls spanning from home security systems to interactive children’s books.

HOSPITALITY – LIQUOR & SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL HOST LIABILITY

Travis has acted for occupiers and all manner of third-party contractors in relation to claims involving personal injury arising from alleged breaches of the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the service of alcohol and use of force.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Speaker: “Ransomware landscape in Canada from a forensic, legal and insurance perspective”, November 2, 2021, CyberClan Informed webinar
  • Author: “Casino Rama Case Highlights Pitfalls Facing Class Action Stemming from Privacy Breaches”, August 2020, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP Class Actions Updates newsletter
  • Author: “Certification in Latest Data Breach Class Actions”, December 2019, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP Insure Updates newsletter
  • Travis is currently revising two firm publications on personal information protection and privacy liability in Canada

REPORTED DECISIONS

1648290 Ontario Ltd. (c.o.b. Dealer Solutions Canada) v. Bhabha, [2018] O.J. No. 723 (Ont. SCJ), aff’d at [2018] O.J. No. 5299 (Ont. SCJ (Div. Ct.)

Ramadhin v. New Venture Group Inc., 2018 ONCA 6 (CanLII)

Travis Walker's practice areas include:

 

Occupiers’ Liability

Class Action Defence

Commercial General Liability

Cyber and Privacy Liability

Hospitality – Liquor Liability, Social and Commercial Host Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability

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