Partner, Hayes eLaw LLP; Toronto
Mark Hayes is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Group. His practice 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.
Mr. Hayes is a certified specialist in both civil litigation and intellectual property (copyright). 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 recent U.S. publication "Proskauer on Privacy", and is a co-author of The Cyberspace is Not a "No Law Land," the landmark 1997 study commissioned by Industry Canada 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 Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Privacy Section; Member, Ontario Bar Association, Privacy Section Executive; International editor, E-commerce Law (U.S.); Advisory board, Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada; and Editorial board, Cyberspace Lawyer (U.S.).
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.