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Jessica Bishop is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial law with a focus on complex commercial technology transactions.

Jessica represents financial institutions, insurance companies, technology service providers, pension funds, government agencies and companies in the asset management, health care, energy, securities, and other sectors which are involved in the development, acquisition and use of technology.

Jessica has extensive experience advising clients on technology procurement, outsourcing, cloud computing, payment systems, licensing, fintech, digital and e-commerce solutions, software development and systems implementation, data processing and privacy compliance. Jessica also advises on a range of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and blockchain. 

In 2021, Jessica was honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Jessica is also recognized in Information Technology by Chambers Canada and Chambers Global, in Privacy and Data Security Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada, as a Leading Lawyer to Watch by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has been named a Rising Star by The Legal 500 Canada in the area of Technology. 


Professional Involvement

Prior to law school, Jessica served as a communications and policy advisor to the former Attorney General of Ontario and policy advisor to the former Solicitor General of Ontario. Jessica served in the Canadian Forces Naval Reserves as a marine systems engineer, prior to her experience working in government.

Before joining Goodmans, Jessica was an associate at another Canadian firm, where she focused on technology contracting, outsourcing, payments and privacy law.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • International Technology Law Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals 
  • Canadian Technology Law Association