Danielle Graff




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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2023)
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing (Osgoode, 2017)
  • Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements (Osgoode, 2016)
  • Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice (Osgoode, 2014)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (2011)
  • JD with distinction (Saskatchewan, 2010)
  • B.Comm. with great distinction (Saskatchewan, 2009)

Danielle leads the MLT Aikins innovation, data & technology practice. She regularly provides advice in connection with transactions involving technology, including licensing and technology transfers, outsourcing arrangements and related procurement projects as well as joint ventures, collaborative arrangements and mergers and acquisition deals.

Danielle’s practice focuses on technology, data and commercialization and the health-care and agriculture and food sectors. She provides assistance to a diverse client base, from small businesses to large public and private corporations. Her experience includes assisting clients with outsourcing arrangements and procurement of information technology services and software, advising clients on privacy law interpretation and compliance issues, providing support in the implementation of IT systems and programs, and assisting both the developers and customers of e-commerce and cloud platforms.

Danielle also has experience advising clients on IP strategy as well as drafting and advising clients on licensing, transfer and other commercial arrangements regarding IP. She also regularly provides strategic advice in relation to commercial transactions that include the purchase and sale of IP assets.

  • Counsel to various health-care organizations on procurement methods and best practices, service and supply contracts and trade agreement obligations
  • Co-counsel to Health Shared Services Saskatchewan (3sHealth) in the negotiation and documentation of a long-term contract for the Administrative Information Management System (AIMS) which replaced 82 non-integrated systems with a single software solution
  • Acted as counsel to a mining company for the negotiation of a large and complex outsourcing arrangement
  • Co-adviser to two research non-profit corporations involved in the advancement of carbon capture and storage
  • Assisted Dot® Technology Corporation in commercializing the initial sale of their proprietary Dot® Power Platform as well as licensing the Dot® Technology for the development of Dot® Ready implements
  • Assisted a hardware and software developer in the licensing and further commercialization of their IoT and M2M connectivity product
  • Act as ongoing counsel to a control systems developer on matters including supply agreements regarding the commercialization of proprietary hardware and software
  • Act as ongoing counsel to a heavy equipment and machinery company regarding the commercialization of their agricultural management solution and corresponding expansion of their supply chain
  • Act as ongoing counsel to a farm equipment company with respect to their development of a proprietary precision ag solution based on compilation of farm-specific data
  • Assisted a large, acquisition-oriented corporation operating in the aviation services and equipment and manufacturing sectors with the management of a critical cybersecurity incident and the corresponding updates to its privacy compliance program and incident response planning
  • Director, Canadian Technology Law Association, CAN-TECH (2024-present)
  • Director, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan, 2017-present)
  • Director and Representative, Curl Regina, Caledonian Curling Club (Regina, 2015-present)
  • Editorial Board, BarNotes, Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan, 2012-2015)
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Law (Saskatchewan, 2013-present)
  • Member, Philharmonic Chorus (Regina, 2014-present)
  • Volunteer, Food Bank (Regina, 2010-present)
  • “Privacy Compliance & Hot Topics,” MLT Aikins Workshop, Saskatchewan (October 2019)
  • Co-presenter with Randy Brunet, “Privacy Check-In,” MLT Aboriginal Employment Law Update 2015 Seminar (October 2015)
  • “Privacy and Business Law,” Privacy and Access Law Seminar, Law Society of Saskatchewan (April 2015)
  • Co-presenter with Kristél Kriel, “Is There Such a Thing as ‘Internet Privacy’?” Saskatchewan Privacy and Access Law South Section, Canadian Bar Association (April 2015)
  • Co-presenter with Nathan Schissel, “Recent Developments in Corporate Law,” Mid-Winter Meeting 2015, Canadian Bar Association Saskatchewan Branch
  • Co-presenter with Randy Brunet, “Electronic Records Management – Legal Issues,” ARMA Saskatchewan Fall Conference (September 2014)
  • “The Impact of CASL,” Saskatchewan Corporate Law South Section, Canadian Bar Association (February 2014)
  • Co-author, “Between Reconciliation and the Rule(s) of Law: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia” 41 B.C. L. Rev. (2008)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Information Technology Law, Best Lawyers in Canada (2023-present)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Technology, Lexpert Special Edition Technology (2021)
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Computer & IT Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory