Barry Sookman is a member of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's advisory council and senior partner with McCarthy Tétrault Technology Law Group. He is also a former leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authorities in information technology, copyright, Internet, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity, and anti-spam law. His work includes acting in connection with complex IT/IP transactions, such as outsourcings and in IT/IP litigation. He as argued numerous precedent-setting cases at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Author of numerous books, including the leading seven-volume treatise Computer, Internet and Electronic Commerce Law, Canadian and International Casebook, Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, and Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Terms: Judicial, Legislative and Technical Definitions. He is consistently identified by numerous publications as one of Canada’s top information technology and intellectual property lawyers. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of intellectual property at Osgoode Law School and is a member of the PTIC Copyright Committee and on the advisory boards of IP Osgoode and CIGI. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1982. He also blogs on intellectual property issues at barrysookman.com.