Sarah Yun is an Associate at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on public law. 

Sarah's expertise includes law relating to professional regulation, privacy, non-profit corporate and governance matters and commercial agreements. She represents a broad range of clients, including health and social service professional regulators, universities and other non-profit organizations involved in education, health and social service delivery.

Sarah advises on all aspects of governance for professional regulators, including by-laws, standards, committee formation, policies and procedures, and assists with the drafting and presentation of regulations to government from both a policy and legal perspective. 

Sarah also advises on the impact and application of various privacy statutes, including health privacy and freedom of information legislation. She has provided advice to a number of organizations on compliance with privacy legislation and the handling of access requests. 

To ensure her clients stay attuned to the changing legal landscape, Sarah provides updates on amendments to key legislation affecting their mandate. She also prepares training and practical educational sessions on topics focused on client needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Sarah worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Government of Canada. 

Sarah comes to the practice of law with an academic background in policy. Sarah holds a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, where she was named a Clarendon Scholar and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. 


Sarah Yun is an Associate at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on public law. 

Sarah Yun is an Associate at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on public law. 

Sarah's expertise includes law relating to professional regulation, privacy, non-profit corporate and governance matters and commercial agreements. She represents a broad range of clients, including health and social service professional regulators, universities and other non-profit organizations involved in education, health and social service delivery.

Sarah advises on all aspects of governance for professional regulators, including by-laws, standards, committee formation, policies and procedures, and assists with the drafting and presentation of regulations to government from both a policy and legal perspective. 

Sarah also advises on the impact and application of various privacy statutes, including health privacy and freedom of information legislation. She has provided advice to a number of organizations on compliance with privacy legislation and the handling of access requests. 

To ensure her clients stay attuned to the changing legal landscape, Sarah provides updates on amendments to key legislation affecting their mandate. She also prepares training and practical educational sessions on topics focused on client needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Sarah worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Government of Canada. 

Sarah comes to the practice of law with an academic background in policy. Sarah holds a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, where she was named a Clarendon Scholar and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. 


Publications

"Your Employee is Under My Care: An Employer's Rights and Responsibilities with respect to Medical Information", WeirFoulds LLP, April 2016 (with Raj Anand and Hayley Peglar)

"Proposed Changes to Ontario's Health Privacy Laws", Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, Vol.18, No.1, February 2016 (with Debbie Tarshis)

"Proposed Changes to Ontario's Health Privacy Laws", WeirFoulds LLP, December 2015 (with Debbie Tarshis)

"Regulatory Colleges Respond to Health Privacy Breaches", Canadian Privacy Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 9, August 2015 (with Debbie Tarshis)

"Regulatory Colleges Respond to Health Privacy Breaches", WeirFoulds LLP, June 2015 (with Debbie Tarshis)

"Procedural Fairness and Participatory Rights: 2014 Year in Review", The Advocates' Society, January 2015 (with Jordan Glick)

"Katsoulakos v Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario", WeirFoulds LLP, September 2014 (with Jordan Glick, M. Jill Dougherty, and Alan Bromstein)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker with IPC Commissioner Brian Beamish, "Mandatory Reporting and Breach Notification: What You Need To Know", Keynote Session, 2017 PHIPA Connections Summit, Toronto, ON, December 5, 2017

Speaker, "Former Summer Student Panel", Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, July 28, 2017

Speaker, "What is Corporate Law?", University of Toronto's Business Law Society Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 13, 2016

Speaker, "Former Summer Student Panel", Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, July 30, 2015

Speaker, "Privacy and Workplace Policies: The Impact of Jones v. Tsige and R. v. Cole", WeirFoulds Employment & Labour Group Client Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, April 17, 2015

Awards & Recognition

Brian Morgan Scholarship in Law

Massey College, Junior Fellowship

Clarendon Fund Scholarship - full-tuition scholarship to the University of Oxford

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship - leadership and contributions to the community

W.L. McKenzie King Traveling Scholarship (declined)

Dean's List Scholar

University of Toronto Scholar - top 100 students at the university

Provost's Scholar - top dozen graduating students of Trinity College

Excellence Award for Social Sciences and Humanities Research

18 additional academic prizes for highest standing at the College and the Department

Faculty of Arts & Science Dean's Student Leadership Award - awarded to one of 25,000 students annually

Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award - outstanding contributions to the university

William R.I. Gardner Scholarship, Dean's Prize - campus and community leadership

Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

Christian Legal Fellowship

Associate

Toronto
Direct 416.619.6282
Fax 416.365.1876
syun@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Government

Regulatory

Privacy

Called to the Bar
Ontario, 2014
Education
University of Toronto
J.D. 2013
with 2012-13 Honours

University of Oxford
M.Sc. 2010

University of Toronto, Trinity College
B.A. (Hons.) 2009
with High Distinction

Awards & Recognition

Brian Morgan Scholarship in Law

Massey College, Junior Fellowship

Clarendon Fund Scholarship - full-tuition scholarship to the University of Oxford

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship - leadership and contributions to the community

W.L. McKenzie King Traveling Scholarship (declined)

Dean's List Scholar

University of Toronto Scholar - top 100 students at the university

Provost's Scholar - top dozen graduating students of Trinity College

Excellence Award for Social Sciences and Humanities Research

18 additional academic prizes for highest standing at the College and the Department

Faculty of Arts & Science Dean's Student Leadership Award - awarded to one of 25,000 students annually

Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award - outstanding contributions to the university

William R.I. Gardner Scholarship, Dean's Prize - campus and community leadership

Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

Christian Legal Fellowship

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 2014

Education

University of Toronto
J.D. 2013
with 2012-13 Honours

University of Oxford
M.Sc. 2010

University of Toronto, Trinity College
B.A. (Hons.) 2009
with High Distinction