Ginevra Saylor Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1998 - Ontario

Year of Call: 1984 - Pennsylvania

Primary office:  Toronto

Ginevra Saylor

As Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs at Gowling WLG, Ginevra Saylor leads the firm's innovation, knowledge management, learning and development, legal project management, client and practice solutions, and process re-engineering strategy and initiatives. In her role, she identifies and implements programs, processes, and tools that drive innovation and excellence throughout the firm and enhance the delivery of client services. Ginevra brings twenty years of experience building and delivering strategies for innovation, knowledge management, client solutions, technology adoption, and process improvement to her work.

Before joining Gowling WLG, Ginevra led the innovation, knowledge management, library, client solutions, learning, and business intelligence teams at another global law firm, and directed knowledge management at a national firm. She also has extensive and varied past experience as a litigator and educator, and is a frequent speaker on legal practice, innovation, legal technology, knowledge management, and related topics.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      Knowledge Management Leadership Award, Global Knowledge Management Congress
    • Rankings & Awards
      Shining Star Publications Award, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • 1998

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1984

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Pennsylvania
    • Education
      Temple University School of Law, JD
  • 1981

    • Education
      Franklin and Marshall College, BA


  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), President, Board of Directors
  • College of Law Practice Management, Fellow
  • World Legal Summit, Senior Fellow
  • CBA, former Chair Technology and Law Practice Management Section
  • OBA, former Secretary Law Practice Management Section

"Raising Consciousness: Surfacing Unconscious Biases to Grow Diversity and Inclusion," Peer to Peer Quarterly Magazine 2020

"A Practical Guide to Disciplined Innovation and Other Oxymorons," ILTA 2018 Annual KM White Paper

"Transforming Tacit Knowledge: Making the Most of What You Know," ILTA 2016 Annual KM White Paper

"2020 Vision: The Genesis of Lawyers," Peer to Peer Quarterly Magazine 2015

"When Firms Combine: A KM Perspective on Law Firm Mergers," ILTA 2014 Annual KM White Paper

"Jump Start New Associates with KM Boot Camp," Peer to Peer Quarterly Magazine 2012

"Business Organizations" and "Debtors' Rights and Creditors' Remedies" in Introduction to Law in Canada (Captus Press, 2007)

"Product Review: Interwoven's New Business Intake and Conflicts Manager," Law Practice Magazine 2006

The Personal Health Information Protection Act: Implementing Best Privacy Practices (LexisNexis Butterworths 2005)

"Conflicts of Interest: Jurisdictional Comparisons in the Law and Regulation" in The European Lawyer (2005)

"Building the Case for Knowledge Management," Law Practice Magazine 2004

Representative Work

Community Service

  • Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), Mentor, 5 years
  • Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), Mentor, 4 years
  • Leave for Change, Negotiation Skills Workshop Developer and Presenter, Tra Vinh University, Vietnam (1 month placement)