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Gabriel Stern Toronto Lawyer

Gabriel M.A. Stern, PhD

Partner Fasken
In contracting with vendors, lawyers have the opportunity to build a toolset to help their clients manage data breach/security issues.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2008
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto


Gabriel Stern specializes in information technology law, advising on new technology issues as they emerge, along with consumer protection, outsourcing, privacy, CASL, record retention, health sector and intellectual property-related matters.

Regularly assisting clients with licensing, e-commerce and outsourcing transactions, Gabriel has also drafted and negotiated a wide range of agreements including terms and conditions, procurement documents and terms of sale. Gabriel further specializes in advising on a range of consumer protection issues. He also provides clients with advice on cryptocurrencies, M&A transactions, freedom of information requests, and numerous record retention and privacy policies. Gabriel works with clients that range from large multinational corporations to small start-ups, and include both private and public sector clients.

Frequently speaking and writing on information technology and consumer protection related issues, Gabriel has been interviewed by the National Post, and has authored publications dealing with outsourcing and privacy-related issues. Gabriel has also prepared and continues to update the consumer protection section of Lexis Practice Advisor Canada and has taught at the Ryerson University Chang School of Continuing Education on a variety of legal topics.

Gabriel is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. He holds a Ph.D. from McGill University where he taught as a sessional lecturer.

Client Work

  • Economical Insurance and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions enter into first of its kind partnership in North America,
  • Sterling Packers Limited closes its sale to Premium Brands Holdings Corporation,
  • Senior Advisor to Canada Health Infoway in implementing PrescribeIT,
  • Delta Controls acquired by Delta Electronics,
  • Major financial institution completes system implementation of a Guidewire solution,
  • Major insurance company completes outsourcing to a significant vendor of an application maintenance and support for applications essential to the client’s policy management systems,
  • Major insurance company completes first generation outsourcing of data centre, security, help desk and certain related IT functions to IBM Canada,
  • Major insurance company completes outsourcing of a call centre to a major telecommunications company,
  • Intact Financial acquires JEVCO Insurance for US$530 million,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Toronto
  • Ph. D. McGill University
  • BA (Honours) Queen's University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Past Chair, Toronto Computer Lawyers Group


Fasken Institute



Article Consumer Protection Lexis Practice Advisor Canada
Article Entry into Force of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Getting to Know Canada’s New (and Very Broad) Anti-Spam Regime Computer Law Review International, Volume 15, Issue 2

Speaking Engagements

Cybersecurity Risks - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure location location Toronto
Confidentiality Agreements and Escrow Agreements Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements, Osgoode Professional Development location location Toronto
Service Level Agreements in Outsourcing Agreements 7th Service Legal Agreements Course, Federated Press location location Toronto


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