Ronak Shah

Ronak Shah

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.7521
Fax 416.865.7380


JD, 2012
Osgoode Hall Law School
Masters in Business and Innovation, 2006
University of Cambridge
B.Sc. (Microbiology), 2005
University of Guelph

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2013


Ronak’s practice focuses on privacy, cybersecurity, and data management. He advices national and international clients, including technology companies and other data-centric clients on matters relating to data use and ownership, complex business transactions involving data-based assets, outsourcing, and artificial intelligence.

He routinely advises clients on privacy and data protection issues, including cross-border transfers, global privacy compliance considerations, data ethics and data governance. As a breach counsel he regularly liaises with IT and forensic professionals in managing breach investigations and implementing remediation plans. Ronak’s background in intellectual property, commercial contracting and litigation allows him to assess relevant industry standards for data protection, business objectives and legal risks when assisting clients in designing cyber security strategies and resolving information security incidents.

Representative Work

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Faculty, Osgoode Professional Development Annual M&A Skills Bootcamp

Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation for Energy Storage Systems

Panelist, Energy Storage Canada’s Unlocking Potential conference


Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Ronak articled and worked as an associate at a prominent national firm. He then continued his practice at a leading intellectual property boutique as well as a civil litigation boutique.

Ronak also has experience in global health having worked at a leading think-tank, where he advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as several African countries on ways to improve health using local innovations.


Ronak is on the Board of Directors for Buddies in Bad Times, a Toronto-based queer theatre company.


Ronak has served on the Ontario Bar Association’s Health and Administrative Law Executives, co-chaired the “Give a Night” fundraiser for HIV/AIDS initiatives, and volunteered for Law Help Ontario’s Civil Litigation Project.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ronak is currently a member of the Advocates’ Society, both the Canadian and Ontario bar associations, and the South Asian Bar Association.