Birch practises employment and privacy and cybersecurity law. She provides advice to clients in respect of all laws relating to workplace issues, including recruiting, hiring, discipline, terminations, employment and labour standards, human rights, disability and benefits, and alcohol and drug testing. She also advises on the collection, use and disclosure of personal, health, sensitive, technological and other types of information. Birch is a member of Blakes cybersecurity group and has extensive experience advising clients with respect to cybersecurity privacy guidelines.
Birch assists clients with drafting and reviewing employment- and privacy-related documentation, from employment and independent contractor agreements, severance packages and confidentiality agreements to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, as well as workplace policies and handbooks. She is well-versed in litigation, tribunal and arbitrations matters, including wrongful dismissal, provincial and federal privacy commission, employment and labour standards and human rights commission matters.
Birch has extensive transactional experience, regularly advising on the privacy, labour and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Birch is the former chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Privacy and Access section and a former director of Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society. Birch serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).