Dominic Jaar

Partner KPMG

Dominic Jaar, a partner at KPMG Canada, is a Regional Leader in Management Consulting. His expertise led him to join the forensic technology service, which he managed for nearly a decade, to work with various local, national and international organizations in the public and private sectors, in the fields of information management, electronic discovery, cyber investigations and data analytics. His team works on analyzing their maturity, defining their vision and strategy, developing their governance, policies and procedures, choosing and implementing systems, and training employees to manage and use information. Dominic also leads various technological investigations involving all types of malfeasance (e.g., ransomware, personal identity and intellectual property theft, fraud, corruption, money laundering). He is an expert in IT, protection of personal information and electronic discovery, as well as a legal and forensic technology advisor.

Dominic teaches and is a popular speaker at various North American universities, such as HEC Montréal, McGill, Laval, Ottawa, Cardozo and Georgetown, as well as at international conferences, covering topics related to security, investigations, protection of personal information, legal and forensic technologies, electronic discovery and information management. He is often quoted in the media as an expert in these fields.

Who’s Who magazine named him one of the top five computer investigators, and one of the best information technology lawyers in Canada. He is also one of the only Quebecers to have been inducted as Fellow of College of Law Practice Management. Dominic is Advocatus Emeritus and the recipient of the Mérite du Barreau-Innovation, two of the Quebec Bar’s highest honours.

Before selling his company, Ledjit Consulting Inc., to KPMG, Dominic was CEO of the Canadian Centre for Court Technology. Before founding the company, he was legal counsel at Bell Canada and a litigator at Borden Ladner Gervais, where his work focused on IT, information commercial management, protection of personal information and complex litigation.

Internationally, Dominic helped develop a number of exemplary standards and practices pertaining to information management, electronic discovery and technology law.