Michela advises within the entertainment and performing arts sectors on a range of commercial, contractual and labour issues. Michela also advises and represents public and private sector employers generally on employment, human rights and privacy law matters, including the implications of technology in the workplace. Michela has a strong track record of success in a variety of athletic, cultural and academic endeavours. She brings a keen sense of practicality and problem-solving to the legal issues she helps her clients resolve. Michela joined Harris as an articled student, and became an associate in September 2015.

Publications

  • “Cloudy With a Chance of Data Leaks: What Business Professionals Need to Know Before Using the Cloud”, BC CPA Industry Update, August 2018
  • “Crossing the US Border With Sensitive Electronic Information? What Business Professionals Need to Know”, BC CPA Industry Update, June 2018
  • “Upsetting The Apple Cart: Certifying Class Actions For Food Labelling Reform”, Canadian Class Action Review, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015
  • “Moral Rights And Mods: Protecting Integrity Rights In Video Games”, UBC Law Review, Volume 46, Number 3, 2013

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Executive, CBA National Entertainment, Media and Communications Section, 2018-present
  • Member, Freedom of Information & Privacy Law and SOGIC sections, Canadian Bar Association, BC branch
  • Executive, Hoop-Law Society, 2016 – present
  • Executive, Start Proud Vancouver, 2016 – present
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association (SLA), 2013 – present

Practice Areas

Year of Call

  • British Columbia, 2015

Education

  • JD, University of British Columbia, 2014
  • MA, University of the Fraser Valley, 2012
  • BA, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2010