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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 > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Barry SookmanMcCarthy Tétrault

A team which thrives in protecting, defending, obtaining and monetizing its clients’ IP, McCarthy Tétrault is geared to support on patent prosecutions and applications, all forms of relevant disputes, and the IP aspects of major M&A and private equity deals. Steven Mason is routinely engaged on litigious matters by leading technology, software, telecommunications and pharmaceutical players meanwhile Alfred Macchione, a fellow practice co-head, is distinctly well-versed in guiding early-stage business and start-ups on the protection and development of IP. Based alongside them in Toronto is Barry Sookman, a lawyer active on both the strategic advice and litigations, dispersing his expertise on copyright, internet, e-commerce and privacy law matters, as well as pharma, biologics, entertainment, software and telecommunications sector specialist, Fiona Legere. In Vancouver, Vincent Yip is a key port of all for acquisition, commercialization and enforcement affairs.

Canada > Technology

(Leading individuals)

Barry SookmanMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault is well-regarded for its handling of major technology procurements and outsourcing, in addition to related M&A transactions. Clients also benefit from the team’s vast industry expertise, encompassing those in insurance, energy, banking, retail and government. The practice is also known for its TechLex blog, which covers technology law trends such as cybersecurity, e-commerce and fintech. Toronto-based Christine Ing leads the team and often oversees technology issues that arise in corporate transactions. Charles Morgan is a key contact for AI related matters, while Barry Sookman is highly regarded for his IT and IP expertise. Michael Scherman is noted for his expertise in cloud services and licensing. Lori Stein joined the team from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.