Mouna Hanna has been practicing insurance defense litigation for her entire career. She represents domestic and foreign insurers and their insureds in claims involving cyber and privacy breaches, E&O claims, complex personal injury, occupiers’ liability, liquor liability, employment and human rights and sports and recreation.
Mouna was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with her law degree in 2011. Prior to law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (French Language and Literature and Psychology) from Western University in London, Ontario in 2008. While in law school, Mouna proudly co-published one of the first academic articles on the legal implications of teen “sexting”, privacy and cyberbullying in the Canadian Journal of Women in the Law.
Mouna currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.
Some of Mouna’s representative work includes:
Cyber Liability & Privacy Law
Mouna is the national co-lead of Dolden Wallace Folick’s Cyber and Privacy Liability Practice Group. Mouna is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) designated through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She sits on the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s Privacy & Access Group. Mouna routinely acts as a breach coach, privacy counsel and defence counsel to organizations across various industries and sectors that are involved in cyber and privacy claims and litigation.
Complex Personal Injury & Occupiers’ Liability
Mouna has defended several claims involving complex personal injury arising from slips, trips and falls and motor vehicle accidents. She has represented owners, subcontractors and winter maintenance companies.
Mouna has represented bars, taverns, and nightclubs and has defended against claims involving allegations of over-service and assault, and forcible ejection.
Mouna has also represented fitness studios, gyms, athletic trainers, rock climbing facilities and martial arts studios, and has a great deal of experience dealing with waivers of liability and their complexities.
Mouna has extensive experience working with insurers to understand how cannabis legalization affects various types of insurance claims and policies. She has worked with her clients to draft and revise Canadian policy wordings related to cannabis specific products. Mouna regularly presents to industry and claims professionals on the impact of cannabis legalization on social and commercial host liability, cyber and privacy issues, residential tenancies, employment and human rights, product liability and risk management strategies.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Law Society of Upper Canada (2012)
- Canadian Defence Lawyers – Board of Directors
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- Advocates Society
- Ontario Bar Association – Executive Committee of the Privacy and Access Group
Select Papers and Presentation
- Speaker – Fact or Fiction: Understanding Professional & Cyber Risk, Alberta Institute of Agrologists, April, 2019
- Chair & Speaker – Bill C-45: Impact on Insurance Issues Audioconference, Canadian Defence Lawyers, July 24, 2018
- Speaker – The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Property/Residential Tenancies, Product Liability and D&O Insurance, CDL/CIAA/CICMA Roundtable Discussion, February 6, 2018
- Chair – “Winter Is Coming – Time to Brush Up on Icy Sidewalk Cases”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, December 12, 2017
- “Defending Major Personal Injury Losses”, Xchanging, Lloyd’s of London, April, 2017
- Chair – “Annual Boot Camp for New Defence Lawyers”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, September, 2016
- Chair – “Arguing Contested Motions: How to Effectively and Properly Argue Contested Motions”, May, 2016
- Chair – “Municipal Liability: Fordham v. Dutton-Dunwich”, 2014 ONCA 891, January, 2015
- “How Can Building Owners/Managers Avoid Slip, Trip and Fall Claims?”, GTA & Beyond: Canadian Property Management, Vol. 22 No. 7, 2015
- Monico v. State Farm, 2015 ONSC 2697 (summary judgment)
- Gill v. Notra, 2014 ONSC 967 (determination of an issue before Trial)
- Sadozai and State Farm, FSCO Appeal P-16-00002 (2017)
- Husein & Husein and State Farm, FSCO Appeal P16-00060 (2017)
- Khan and Certas, FSCO A15-007741 (2017)
- Chen and State Farm, FSCO A13-003892 (2016)
- Jing and State Farm, FSCO A12-005871 & A12-005862 (2016)
- Husein & Husein and State Farm, FSCO A13-003432 & A13-003429 (2016)
- Jackson and State Farm, FSCO A14-002204 & A14-002324 (2016)
- Murillo and State Farm, FSCO A14-006098 (2015)
- Lee & Lee and State Farm, FSCO A14-003366 and A14-003367 (2015)
- Geng and State Farm, FSCO A11-003374 (2013)