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Connected Living and IoT Litigation – Product Liability, Consumer Protection, Privacy and Other Legal Issues: an American and Canadian Comparative Perspective


Speaker(s): Chloe A. Snider, Sarah Carlson
Recorded on: Dec. 5, 2019
PLI Program #: 293428

Chloe Snider is a partner in Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Transformative Technologies groups. Her practice focuses on litigating complex commercial disputes and assisting clients manage risk. She is a strategic and critical legal thinker who works efficiently to develop practical solutions for her clients.

Chloe often represents companies in litigation against their competitors in cases involving trade secrets, and other business and IP disputes. She has a particular focus on the technology and venture tech industries, as well as issues relating to new and transformative technologies. Chloe is proficient at bringing urgent motions to protect against her clients’ rights, such as by way of Mareva injunctions (freezing orders) and Anton Piller orders (similar to a civil search warrant), including to protect against civil fraud and misuse of trade secrets.

In addition, Chloe focuses on enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards. She was successful in the first reported case enforcing an arbitration award of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. She is particularly interested in jurisdiction and conflicts of law issues, and writes extensively on these topics, including the Ontario chapter in Wolters Kluwer’s Judgment Enforcement.

Based in Toronto, Chloe acts as a business advisor to help local, national and global clients manage risk in corporate transactions and commercial disputes. She is committed to helping them achieve their legal and business objectives. She has worked for clients in the technology, manufacturing, food and agriculture, insurance, banking, professional services, entertainment and fine arts industries.

In her spare time, Chloe is an active member of her community. She is involved in the Advocates' Society as a member of the 10+ Standing Committee, and the Standing Committee on Advocacy and Practice, and in other charitable initiatives. She holds various leadership positions at Dentons, serving as Co-Development Partner for the Toronto Litigation group, and as a member of the Women LEAD initiative at Dentons Canada. 


Sarah Carlson is a partner in Dentons’ Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Consumer Products Representation and Services practice groups. She is highly regarded for her competence and outstanding legal skills, including her writing, substantive legal knowledge, oral advocacy, strategic thinking and judgment. Based on her proven record, she routinely leads lawyer teams handling complex, high-stakes litigation.

Sarah represents manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of consumer products in litigation and regulatory matters involving the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and consumer product safety laws. She assists clients with managing product recalls and the development and implementation of consumer product safety programs that meet compliance obligations. Sarah is a member of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO), and has been a featured speaker/moderator at the ICPHSO annual symposium on multiple occasions.

Sarah also represents clients in litigation and regulatory matters involving advertising and marketing laws, including matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Advertising Division (NAD). Her experience involves counseling clients on advertising regarding consumer and business products. Such products have included, but are not limited to, nutritional, cosmetic, food and beverage, and cannabis products.

Sarah has extensive experience and a winning record in representing clients (including, but not limited to, consumer product manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers and insurance entities) in pre-litigation disputes and complex class action matters.

Sarah is an expert in consumer products, advertising law, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and is often invited to speak or write on these topics from a regulatory and litigation perspective