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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Information Technology; Intellectual Property; Privacy & Data Protection


Senior counsel in the Technology Law Group. Former leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. One of Canada’s foremost authorities in information technology, Internet, copyright and privacy law. Acts in connection with complex IT/AI//IP transactions and defense procurements and in IT/IP litigation. Has argued numerous precedent-setting cases at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Adjunct professor of IP law at Osgoode. Author’s blog at


Ontario Bar, 1982.


Copyright Committee PTIC.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Technology

(Leading individuals)

Barry SookmanMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault is consistently considered among the market leaders in every trending segment of the tech market. Indeed, the team excels in corporate, commercial and regulatory work in the areas of fintech, blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity, to name just a few. The technology group is jointly led by Christine Ing in Toronto and Montréal-based Charles Morgan – two of the top technology lawyers in Canada. Ing is among the market leaders in the field fintech, where she acts for major Canadian banks and institutional investors, and Morgan is recognized for his experience of data breaches and incident response. Other names to note in Toronto include M&A and finance specialst George Takach and litigator Barry Sookman, who is rated for his knowledge of IP and IT law. Associate Michael Scherman is making a name for himself in the emerging technologies space.

Canada > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Barry SookmanMcCarthy Tétrault

Strategic, responsive and thorough‘, McCarthy Tétrault‘s IP group is perhaps best known for handling patent infringement, copyright and regulatory disputes. The practice group is most active in the areas of pharmaceuticals, telecoms and oil and gas. Group co-chair Steven Mason has a strong record in complex disputes; senior counsel Barry Sookman specializes in IP and IT litigation and arbitration, and has expertise in copyright and anti-piracy matters; and practice co-chair Alfred Macchione has extensive experience of the prosecution and management of patent and trademark portfolios. Named lawyers are based in the firm’s Toronto office.