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 (2015-2021)
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)
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in data, information technology (2019-2021)
Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2013)
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.