A Tribute to Barry Fisher, recently retired General Counsel at SAP Canada

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November 21, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bennett Jones LLP
One First Canadian Place, Suite 3400
Toronto, Ontario

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Few legal jobs could be more interesting than leading the Canadian charge for a dynamic, global software powerhouse such as German-based SAP. There is little, if any, reason to doubt SAP’s claim to be a world leader in enterprise software and software-related services. Operating in the Canadian market since 1989, SAP Canada serves over 9,000 customers and employs over 2,500.

Come and hear Barry Fisher, recently retired General Counsel at SAP Canada, reflect on his time at SAP and the path that lead him there, as TCLG and special guests celebrate his accomplishments and contributions to Canada and technology law.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Barry joined SAP in 1996 as the Associate General Counsel.

Until August 15th Barry was all of the following:

  • Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SAP Canada Inc.
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Executive Leadership Advisory Council.
  • Designated Official for the Federal Controlled Goods Program
  • Chief Security Officer for the Federal Industrial Security Program.
  • Fraud Reporting Officer

His path to SAP was very interesting and we’ll hear lots more about that at the event. Following his call to the Bar in Ontario and a clerkship, Barry practiced corporate securities and international law with a large law firm in the U.S. Midwest. He returned to Canada and practiced Canadian law with major law firms, and as a Foreign Legal Consultant opened the Toronto office of his U.S. law firm.

Prior to joining SAP, Barry was the General Counsel to a group of inter-listed mining companies. Barry holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, and a law degree from the University of Western Ontario. He also earned an LL.M. while in the States.


Cost for lunch is ten dollars ($10) for TCLG members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the “Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group”.


The cost of membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55). The membership fee for students is waived; articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details: http://www.tclg.org/membership.


Please register before 10:00 am on November 18, 2014. Registrations will not be confirmed unless the lunch is fully booked. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to: secretary@tclg.org.


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