Jillian Friedman

CounselNational Bank of CanadaIntellectual Property & Technology; Finance

Jillian is digital banking and fin-tech legal counsel at National Bank of Canada. Her expertise includes IT and IP law in the regulated financial services environment, virtual currency and blockchain technology, payments and commercial law. She regularly speaks at conferences and has testified about consumer protection law and digital currency before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Jillian’s views on technology law issues have been published in legal, academic and news media, and she is a co-author of the first legal book on virtual currency.



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Jillian is digital banking and fin-tech legal counsel at National Bank of Canada. Her expertise includes IT and IP law in the regulated financial services environment, virtual currency and blockchain technology, payments and commercial law. She regularly speaks at conferences and has testified about consumer protection law and digital currency before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. Her views on technology law issues have been published in legal, academic and news media, and she co-authored the first legal book on virtual currency, The Law of Bitcoin (Bloomington: Cyrpto Press, 2015). Upcoming publications include a chapter in the American Bar Association’s Payments book and a LexisNexis FinTech book.

Education

  • Université de Montréal, LL.B., J.D., 2012
  • McGill University, B.A., 2009

Bar Admission

  • Quebec, 2013

Experience

  • Testimony before Federal Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce about consumer protection law and virtual currency

Associations

  • Advisor, Canadian Internet Marketing Association