Kathleen Simmons About Kathleen Kathleen Simmons practices copyright, broadcasting, and corporate/commercial law at a boutique law firm in Ottawa, which she founded together with her partner Gabriel van Loon. In her copyright practice, Kathleen primarily acts on behalf of broadcasting and media companies engaged in administrative proceedings and commercial matters involving complex issues of copyright law including the use of music and audiovisual works in a variety of public settings and on a variety of distribution platforms. Kathleen is also experienced in research, strategic planning and lobbying on a variety of other copyright issues, including neighbouring rights, retransmission, digital rights management, and user rights. Kathleen received her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2007, where she specialized in technology law and copyright, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.