Shelby Austin is an advisor with MaRS LegalX and the Innovation and Growth Leader for Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Practice and also leads its Legal Project Solutions (“LPS”) offering. LPS focusses on managing large-scale document review and due diligence projects on litigation and competition matters and corporate transactions. Shelby also consults on Legal Spend Management for corporate legal departments.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Shelby was the Founder of ATD Legal Services PC (“ATD”) in Toronto, which was acquired by Deloitte. Prior to founding ATD, Shelby was a Partner at a large Bay Street law firm where her practice focused on complex corporate and commercial litigation matters.
Shelby is also the recipient of several awards, including, the Risings Stars award given by Lexpert Magazine to Canada’s leading lawyers under 40, and the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award given by The Women’s Executive Network (WXN). ATD was also named one of Canada’s Hot 50 companies by Profit Magazine.
Shelby is an author of the 2015 release, A Practical Guide to eDiscovery in Canada, and has also published articles in the areas of e-discovery and legal outsourcing. She has also presented this year on various topics involving legal innovation, e-discovery, and outsourcing. Shelby also currently serves on the eDiscovery Implementation Committee, on the Board of Directors of Ladies Learning Code, and advises legal startups.