François Joli-Coeur is an associate at Borden Ladner Gervais' Privacy and Data Protection practice group. He advises and assists international and domestic clients from various sectors on a wide range of issues, including privacy and anti-spam, information technology, telecommunications (including Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") regulatory requirements), advertising, marketing and sponsorship, consumer protection, cybersecurity issues and data breach management. François regularly deals with access to information requests and with the preparation of license agreements for clients from various industries.
François received a bachelor's degree in civil law from University of Montreal and a Master of Laws degree from University of California, Berkeley with a specialization in technology law. He also more recently received a graduate diploma in e-business (DESS) from HEC Montreal.
Prior to joining Borden Ladner Gervais, François worked for a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news, media and culture, where he took part in telecommunications and broadcasting proceedings before the CRTC, supported the marketing, technology and operation departments with compliance issues, and with the preparation and negotiation of commercial agreements.
François has authored and contributed to various publications pertaining to privacy, technology and copyright law. He previously acted as associate editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and has passed the California bar examination.
François is fluent in French and English.