News and Announcements

Overview

September 18-23, 2016

Fraser Mann is scheduled to speak on the topic of agile development agreements at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association. The conference is being held in Washington, DC.

June 8, 2016

Fraser Mann is scheduled to speak on the topic of "Current Issues in IT Contracts" at the Law Society of Upper Canada's "Six Minute Business Lawyer" professional development program.

May 18-20, 2016

Elisabeth Symons spoke on “The Shaming Spectrum, Online Rights and Legal Change” at the 2016 World Technology Law Conference of International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) held in Miami, Florida.

May 16, 2016

Elisabeth Symons spoke at the Information Technology Law Spring Forum held by IT.Can on May 4, 2015 in Toronto. Elisabeth spoke with Ian Thorburn of the City of Toronto on “Life After Execution: Records Management to Support the Contract Lifecycle”.

February 11, 2016

Fraser Mann spoke on “Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements” at the Program on Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements held by Osgoode Professional Development.

January 28-29, 2016

Fraser Mann spoke at the 7th Conference on Service Level Agreements held by Federated Press in Toronto. He spoke on the topic of “Building a Governance Framework for Your SLA”.

November 25-26, 2015

Fraser Mann spoke at the 10th Managing and Measuring Contract Performance conference held by Federated Press in Toronto. His topic is “Negotiation of Complex IT Agreements”.

October 26-27, 2015

Fraser Mann was a speaker at the Annual Conference of IT.Can held in Toronto. Fraser spoke with Howard Simkevitz of Ontario Institute for Cancer Research as part of a panel discussing "Managing Privacy Issues in an IT Project".

June 4-5, 2015

Fraser Mann was a speaker at the Federated Press IT Contracting and Purchasing conference held on June 4-5, 2015 in Toronto. Fraser spoke on "Best Practices for Managing and Resolving IT Contract Disputes".

May 4, 2015

Fraser Mann was a speaker at the Information Technology Law Spring Forum held by IT.Can on May 4, 2015 in Toronto. Fraser spoke with Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Jay Safer of IBM Canada as part of a panel on the “Fundamentals of Technology Contracting”.

May 4, 2015

Elisabeth Symons was a speaker at the Information Technology Law Spring Forum held by IT.Can on May 4, 2015 in Toronto. Elisabeth spoke with Peter Ruby of Goodmans LLP and Barry Fisher of the ADR Institute of Canada as part of panel on “Handling an IT Project in Crisis”.

March 26-27, 2015

Fraser Mann was a speaker on the topic of “Maintaining Privacy Compliance When Outsourcing” at the 11th Managing Privacy Compliance Course held by Federated Press.

March 10-11, 2015

Fraser Mann spoke at the Federated Press Conference on Cloud Computing held on March 10-11, 2015 in Toronto.

March 2, 2015

As part of a panel, Elisabeth Symons spoke at the Ontario Bar Association’s program “More Bullet-Proofing for your IT Law Practice: Professionalism, Ethics and the New Rules of Professional Conduct” held on in Toronto. The other members of the panel were: Richard Austin of Deeth Williams Wall LLP and Simon Hodgett of Oslers, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

October 20-21, 2014

At the 18th Annual IT.Can Conference held in Montreal, Elisabeth Symons was named Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian IT Law Association/ l'Association canadienne du droit des technologies de l'information.

June 10-11, 2014

Elisabeth Symons spoke co-chaired Federated 3rd Commercial Contract Negotiation and Administration Course Held on. As part of the course, she spoke on “IT Contracts”.

May 14-16, 2014

Fraser Mann spoke on “Sensor Technology and the Internet of Things” at the ITech Law Association 2014 World Technology Law Conference.

May 5-6, 2014

As part of Federated Press’ 6th Service Level Agreements Course, Fraser Mann spoke on “Building a Governance Framework for Your SLA”.

February 22-23, 2014

Elisabeth Symons co-chaired the 5th Social Media Risks Course held on by Federated Press. Elisabeth also presented on the topic of “Emerging Trends in Social Media”.

January 21-23, 2014

Fraser Mann spoke on “Variety of Approaches to Negotiation of Complex IT Agreements” at the 9th Managing & Measuring Contract Performance Course held by Federated Press.

December 17-18, 2013

Fraser Mann participated in a panel on the “Legal Considerations for Cloud Computing” that was part of 8th Internet Law Course held by Federated Press, in Toronto, Ontario.

November 18-20, 2013

Fraser Mann spoke at the annual conference of the Association of Law Officers of the Crown (ALOC) held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on November 18-20, 2013. He was part of a panel discussing major risks associated with large scale IT projects.

November 12-13, 2013

Elisabeth Symons spoke on the topic of “Addressing Business Continuity: Strategies to prepare for Disaster Recovery” an the Information Governance for Law Department Conference held by Federated Press in Toronto on November 12-13, 2013.

October 24-25, 2013

Fraser Mann acted as the moderator of the panel on the topic of “Complex IT Service Agreements” at the 17th annual conference of the Canadian IT Law Associations (IT.Can) held in Toronto on October 24-25th, 2013. The panel consisted of Jay Safer, General Counsel and Secretary, IBM Canada Limited, Barry Sookman, McCarthy Tétrault and Amy-Lynne Williams, Deeth Williams Wall.

October 24-25, 2013

Elisabeth Symons spoke on the topic of “Crowds and the Culture of Sharing” as part of panel at the 17th annual conference of the Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can) held in Toronto on October 24-25th, 2013.

October 16-17, 2013

Fraser Mann spoke on the topic of “Software Development Agreements” at the 5th annual conference on “Mastering IP and IT Transactions”, held by Federated Press on October 16-17, 2013.

2013

Fraser Mann has been listed as a leading technology lawyer in the 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 lawyers and Canada.

June 18-20, 2013

Fraser Mann was the leader of a half-day workshop on best practices in negotiating and drafting agreements, being held as part of the Federated Press IT Contracting and Purchasing conference on June 18-20, 2013.

June 18-20, 2013

Elisabeth Symons spoke on “IT Contracts” as part of the Federated Press conference on Commercial Contract Negotiation and Administration being held on June 18-20, 2013.

May 1-3, 2013

Elisabeth Symons spoke on “Open Data – Initiatives and Options” as part of the International Technology Law Associations 2013 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting being held in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 1-3, 2013.

March 20, 2013

Fraser Mann spoke at the Federated Press conference on Service Level Agreements on March 28, 2013. His topic was “Building a Governance Framework for Your SLA”.

February 20-21, 2013

Elisabeth Symons is the co-chair of the 4th Social Media Risks conference organized by Federated Press. It is being held in Toronto on February 20th and 21st. At the conference, she will be speaking on the Future of Social Media: Risks on the Horizon.

February 14-15, 2013

Elisabeth Symons will be speaking on Managing Social Media Risks at the 2nd Mini-LLB-MBA for Communications organized by Federated Press. It is being held in Toronto on February 14th and 15th, 2013.

December 11-12, 2012

Fraser Mann was the co-chair of the 7th Internet Law conference organized by Federated Press, held in Toronto on December 11-12, 2012. Fraser also moderated and participated in a panel on the topic of cloud computing at the conference.

October 29, 2012

The Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can) held its annual conference in Montreal on October 29-30, 2012. Fraser Mann is the immediate Past President of IT.Can.

October 17, 2012

Fraser Mann provided a "Privacy Law Update" at a program on "Consumer Law Essentials", organized by the Ontario Bar Association and held on October 17, 2012.

October 11, 2012

Fraser Mann spoke on the topic of "Software Development Agreements" at a conference organized by Federated Press on "Mastering IP and IT Transactions", held in Toronto on October 11-12, 2012.