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Heuristica Discovery Counsel expands with addition of Ottawa lawyer

TORONTO — September 6, 2017 — Heuristica Discovery Counsel (HDC) is pleased to announce that Ottawa lawyer Philippe Gollin has joined the firm as an Associate.

As a bijural and bilingual lawyer, Philippe has experience as counsel on eDiscovery files. Prior to joining Heuristica Philippe worked with the Electronic Evidence Management Team at the Federal Department of Justice and with a litigation boutique firm in Ottawa.

Crystal O’Donnell, the firm's founder, CEO and Senior Counsel, is pleased to welcome Philippe to the firm and said, “Building the country’s only independent law firm with a specialized discovery counsel practice requires careful selection of a team committed to innovation and client service.  Philippe fits that bill and I am excited to have him join the HDC team”.

Philippe said that like him, “HDC shares a vision that will transform the Canadian legal profession and the industry with electronic evidence matters.  I am committed to assisting law firms and corporate clients meet their legal obligations to conduct efficient, proportionate and defensible discovery processes when dealing with electronic evidence.  I am honoured to join Canada's only independent law firm providing eDiscovery services.” 

Philippe completed both Common and Civil Law degrees at the University of Ottawa.  Philippe also teaches a seminar on Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law.

Heuristica was established to provide innovative approaches to discovery, improve the value of electronic evidence projects and to provide clients with a competitive advantage. HDC’s advantages include a team of counsel experienced in technology and iterative legal data analysis, and the provision of hosted legal technology. As Canada’s only independent law firm focused on electronic evidence, Heuristica provides legal services on discovery matters while preserving solicitor client privilege. 

About Heuristica Discovery Counsel 

Heuristica Discovery Counsel (HDC) ( is a boutique legal practice focused on electronic discovery, evidence management, and related litigation and legal services.  The firm delivers effective and proportionate discovery services that reduce clients’ costs, provide cost certainty and increased value to clients and the litigation team.  Heuristica sprung from a desire to show that there are better ways to utilize technology in the practice of law to help lawyers and their clients reduce cost and improve efficiency.

For more information please contact either:

Crystal O’Donnell at 647-748-8434 or

Philippe Gollin at 613-407-4636 or

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