2011 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 12–13, 2011 • Four Seasons Hotel • San Francisco, California, USA


Mark Hayes
Founding Partner, Hayes eLaw LLP; Toronto, Ontario

Mark Hayes focuses on litigation and commercial matters relating to copyright, entertainment and media, information technology, privacy and access to information. He has extensive experience with regulatory matters and Canadian federal tribunals, including the Copyright Board of Canada.

Mr. Hayes is a certified specialist in both civil litigation and intellectual property. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individual Website operators and include a number of industry associations. He provides pro bono legal services to Child Find Manitoba, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and www.cybertip.ca, the Canadian child pornography tip line.

He has written and lectured in Canada and abroad on issues relating to copyright, entertainment law, technology and the Internet. He is the author of "Privacy Law in Canada," a chapter of the U.S. publication Proskauer on Privacy, and co-author of The Cyberspace is Not a "No Law Land," a landmark study on liability on the Internet.

He has been ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and The International Who's Who of Internet and E-commerce Lawyers. He has had active roles in several professional organizations, including serving as Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Privacy Section, 2005-2007. He is a long-time member of both IT.Can and ITechLaw.

Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University and LL.B./J.D. from the University of Toronto, both with Honors. He is admitted to the Ontario Bar.

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