IT/Internet Law: The Year in Review

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May 14, 2002
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

McCarthy T├ętrault LLP
66 Wellington Street West, Suite 5300
Toronto, Ontario

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Barry B. Sookman is a partner and head of McCarthy Tetrault’s Internet and Electronic Commerce Law Group in Toronto. He is one of Canada’s foremost authorities in the area of Information Technology Law and is the author of the three volume text entitled Sookman: Computer Law: Acquiring and Protecting Information Technology (1989-1999), the four volume text Sookman: Computer, Internet and Electronic Commerce Law (1999-2002) and the book Computer, Internet and Electronic Commerce Terms: Judicial, Legislative and Technical Definitions (2001). He also lectures and writes extensively on legal issues related to computer, electronic commerce and Internet law.

Mr. Sookman was recently described in a Canada-wide survey of information technology lawyers as one of the “leading Toronto lawyers” with strong national reputations for the sophistication of their work. He was also recognized as an authority on Internet and electronic commerce law in a recent international directory on the “Who’s Who of Internet and Electronic Commerce Lawyers”.

Mr. Sookman has extensive experience in providing advice in connection with complex information technology transactions including joint ventures and other strategic relationships, and information technology procurements such as licensing of software, purchase and sale of systems, and service arrangements such as system integration and outsourcing transactions. He also provides advice in connection with protecting and exploiting intellectual property and new media products. In addition, Mr.Sookman has extensive expertise on legal issues related to privacy and data protection, electronic commerce and the Internet.