Joel Ramsey

Joel Ramsey

Toronto: 416.865.7638
Fax 416.865.7380


JD Fordham University School of Law BA University of Oregon

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2007 New York, 2004


Joel is co-head of the firm’s Technology Contracting Practice and co-head of the firm’s Payments and Cards practice. Joel advises clients in Canada and the United States on strategic commercial transactions involving technology development and procurement, outsourcing, payment systems, fintech, blockchain, cloud computing, digital and e-commerce solutions, data distribution, privacy compliance and breach response, and consumer protection. His clients include financial institutions, technology service providers, retailers, pension funds, government agencies and companies in the asset management, energy and securities sectors.


Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in information technology (2016-2021)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in information technology (2015-2020)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in information technology law (2012-2021); privacy and data security law (2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in technology transactions (2014-2020); computer & IT law (2017-2020)

Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2013)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in data, information technology (2019-2020)



Professional Involvement

Before moving to Canada in 2005, Joel practised at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York, where he focused on international technology contracting and outsourcing transactions.

Memberships and Affiliations

Joel is a member of the Canadian IT Law Association.