Valérie Couton

Articled Student

Valérie Couton is an articled student at Remedios & Company’s Vancouver office.

Valérie obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law section. During her legal studies, she gained invaluable practical experience in diverse practice areas. She interned at a full-service law firm in Vancouver, principally with the corporate/commercial and business group; then, at a law firm in Toronto specialized in global privacy, data governance, data ethics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence; and at the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) in Montréal where she gave recommendations on Bill C-11, a proposal to replace PIPEDA with the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) giving proper
digital privacy protection. She volunteered as an editor for the Ottawa Law Review (OLR), a bilingual and peer­-reviewed academic
journal widely cited, including by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prior to law school, Valérie completed a PhD in Visual Anthropology with high distinction from the Université Lumière Lyon 2, France; a diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA), in Contemporary Aboriginal Art History with distinction from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France; and a master’s degree in Contemporary Aboriginal Art History with distinction from the University of Tours, France.  She taught French and Art History courses at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, and the University of British Columbia.

Valérie is fully bilingual in French and English and has an intermediate level of Spanish. During her spare time, she goes to the gym, dance, plays tennis, golf, and snowboard. She enjoys travelling to new destinations.

Other Language(s): French and Spanish

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