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Officials: Board of Directors


Gabriela Kennedy

Hong Kong
Mayer Brown
Vice President

Michael Peeters

United Kingdom / Leeds
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Executive Committee Treasurer

Peter Ruby

Canada / Toronto
Goodmans LLP
Executive Committee Secretary

Laura Liguori

Italy / Rome
Portolano Cavallo
Executive Committee Assistant Secretary

Diego Fernández

Argentina / Buenos Aires
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal
Immediate Past President (2019-2021)

Charles Morgan

Canada / Montréal
McCarthy Tétrault LLP


A nationally recognized leader in technology law, Charles brings deep understanding of disruptive technologies, providing practical advice to help clients fully exploit the promise of innovative solutions while managing risk.

Charles is the co-leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Information Technology Law Group, which was selected as “Technology Law Firm of the Year” by Chamber’s Canada in 2019. He is also co-leader of the firm’s national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group and a member of the Financial Technology (Fintech) group. Charles’ practice is focused on advising many of our firm’s largest clients on their most complex commercial transactions involving IT outsourcing, systems integration, cloud, financial technologies, data security, data monetization, privacy, licensing, e-commerce and telecommunications. A recognized thought-leader, Charles provides practical advice and protects clients against a broad range of risks in a manner that allows them to continue to innovate and meet the needs of their customer base.

Charles has extensive international experience. As President of the International Technology Lawyers Association (ITechLaw), he has developed a network of trusted correspondent counsel that allow him to provide seamless client service around the globe, alerting his clients to new developments and helping them to manage risks worldwide.

High-resolution image of Charles Morgan and full biography available on the McCarthy Tétrault webpage

Vice Chair, Startup Committee

Axel Anderl

Austria / Vienna
Dorda Brugger Jordis
Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee

John Buyers

United Kingdom / London
Osborne Clarke
Past Chair, I-WIN Committee

Carmen De la Cruz

LEXcellence AG
AI Committee Member

Eliane de Vilder

Netherlands / Amsterdam
Brinkhof N.V.
I-WIN Committee Co-Chair

Hélène Deschamps Marquis

Canada / Montreal
Deloitte Legal

Jessica Franken

United States / Milwaukee
Marquette University
Committee Member, Global Technology Law Summit

Eva Fredrikson

Sweden / Stockholm
Co-Chair, Interactive Entertainment and Media Committee

Doron Goldstein

United States / New York
Withers Bergman LLP
Co-Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee

Clara-Ann Gordon

Switzerland / Zurich
Niederer Kraft Frey
Co-Chair, 2022 World Technology Law Conference

Dean Harvey

United States / Dallas
Perkins Coie
Asia-Pac Vice Chair & Singapore Conference Chair

Sheena Jacob

CMS Holborn Asia
Co-Chair, 2022 World Technology Law Conference

Julia Jacobson

United States / Boston
Arent Fox
Co-Chair, 2021 India International Virtual Summit

Nikhil Narendran

India / Bangalore
AI Committee Member

Renato Opice Blum

Brazil / Sao Paulo
Opice Blum Attorneys at Law
Author, Responsible AI

Julian Potter

United Kingdom / London
WP Thompson
Conference Vice-Chair

Barbara Sartori

Italy / Padua
CBA Studio Legale e Tributario
Conference Chair

Dov Scherzer

United States / New York
Past Chair Young Lawyers' Committee

Philipp Schröder-Ringe

Germany / Berlin
Härting Rechtsanwälte
Vice Chair, Artificial Intelligence Committee

Trish Shaw

Beyond Reach Consulting Limited
Vice Chair, Oversight Committee

Priti Suri

India / New Delhi
Chair, North America Conferences

Anne Sutton

United States / Durham
Duke University
Past Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee

Thomas Thalhofer

Germany / Munich
Noerr LLP

Dimitri Timmer

Vice-Chair, Latin America Membership Commitee

Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri

Chile / Santiago
Alessandri Attorneys at Law

Anne-Laure Villedieu

France / Neuilly-sur-Seine
Managing Director

Emily Burch

United States
ITechLaw Association