Cathi Mietkiewicz

Cathi Mietkiewicz
FIRM:
Mietkiewicz Law
POSITION:
Founder & Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate, Regulatory
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Cathi Mietkiewicz, founder and principal of Mietkiewicz Law in Burlington, Ont., focuses on corporate governance and compliance.

She graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in ophthalmology in 1991 before earning her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. Ms. Mietkiewicz was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.

Ms. Mietkiewicz advises regulators, associations and other not-for-profits on their governance, government relations, bylaws, policies, contracts, privacy, and other issues that affect daily operations as well as helping clients develop regulations, policies, bylaws, and standards of practice.

In addition, Ms. Mietkiewicz has acted as a board member, regulator, and regulated health professional.

Prior to her legal career, she was an optician and served five years as the president of the College of Opticians of Ontario.

From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Mietkiewicz served on the board of directors of Mohawk Shared Services. She is secretary of the board of the Oakville-North Burlington PC Riding Association.

Ms. Mietkiewicz chairs conferences on professional regulation and has lectured and presented on regulatory compliance and board governance.

Cathi Mietkiewicz Posts

Pharmacist disciplined for snooping in private records

Regulated professionals who access health records for personal reasons are abusing their privilege and could receive disciplinary action, says Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

Claiming to be regulated professional can land you in hot water

Whether you’re seeking public office or a new career opportunity, claiming to have professional credentials you don’t possess can come back to haunt you, says Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

Top five tips for confidentiality agreements

Regulators must take care when sharing confidential information with third parties, says Burlington health lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

Pay heed to health regulator’s advertising rules: Mietkiewicz

Health-care professionals should educate themselves on their regulators’ advertising rules before making claims about their practice, says Burlington health lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

Free speech doesn’t mean ‘freedom from consequences’

Members of regulated professions should be careful about what they post on social media, as even personal messages could impact their professional status, Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Doctor says regulator won't probe complaints on gun control advocacy work

TORONTO — A Toronto doctor says Ontario's medical regulator has decided not to investigate dozens of complaints made about her push for stricter gun laws. Read more

Injunctions an effective tool to tackle unauthorized practice

Court injunctions are a good alternative to prosecution for regulatory bodies attempting to stop unlicensed practitioners, Burlington health lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Dealing with conflicts of interest: a primer for boards of directors

Though the term “conflict of interest” can have a negative connotation, board members should not be afraid to explore whether they are in such a position, Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Regulatory bodies’ role in policing professional designations

When medical practitioners tout false or misleading information about their professional designations, it puts the public at risk, Burlington health lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Mietkiewicz partners with clients for best results

Starting her own firm has given Burlington corporate lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz a confidence boost. Read more