John Beardwood
Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Toronto, Canada

John Beardwood is engaged in a corporate/commercial practice, with an emphasis on information technology, outsourcing and privacy law-related matters.  He is listed as one of the "most highly regarded individuals" globally, and of the "most highly nominated" Canadian lawyers, in the Who's Who Legal Guide to Internet & E-Commerce lawyers; is consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in information technology law; and is recommended as a leading outsourcing practitioner in the PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2008 and the PLC Outsourcing Handbook. 

Mr. Beardwood is a frequent national and international speaker and writer on various technology, outsourcing and privacy law-related topics, and is the co-editor and contributing author of the leading industry text Outsourcing Transactions: A Practical Guide (now in 4th ed.).  Mr. Beardwood is Co-Chair of the firm’s National Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group, Vice-Director of the Privacy and Information Protection Practice Group (Toronto) and Co-Chair of the Outsourcing Practice Group.