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.
Awards & Recognition
Chambers Canada Up and Coming, Information Technology 2024
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized, Privacy and Data Security Law 2024
Chambers Global Up and Coming, Information Technology 2023
Chambers Canada Up and Coming, Information Technology 2023
The Legal 500 Canada Rising Star, Technology 2023
The Legal 500 Canada Rising Star, Technology 2022
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.
- Queen's University, J.D., 2012
- University of Toronto, B.A., 2004, Political Science
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- International Technology Law Association
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Canadian Technology Law Association
Call to Bar
- 2013 Ontario
Mergers and AcquisitionsAllan Goodman, Michelle Vigod and Jessica Bishop authored the Canada Chapter of The Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2nd Edition.Overview from the Canada Chapter:Deals in the…
TechnologyJessica Bishop and Peter Ruby co-authored the 1st edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide - Technology Sourcing 2021, Canada chapter. The Canada chapter covers common issues in technology…
Banking and Financial ServicesOn April 30, as part of the 2021 federal budget, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (the “Minister”) introduced Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget…
News & Events
Mergers and AcquisitionsWe are delighted to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top-tier recognition from Chambers and Partners in the Chambers Canada 2024 Guide released today. Recognition from…
Private Equity and Venture CapitalGoodmans is delighted to announce we have been recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada with 101 lawyers ranked across 41 practice areas.Congratulations to Harry Radomski…
Banking and Financial ServicesWe are pleased to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top tier recognition from The Legal 500 Canada in their 2023 Guide released today. Recognition from The Legal 500 is based on…