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 a partner in 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.


Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in information technology law (2012-2018)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, information technology (2016-2018)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in information technology (2015-2018)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in technology transactions (2014-2017)

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


All Hands on Deck: Mitigating Cyber Attacks

Capital Markets Mid-Year Report 2016


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

  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian IT Law Association