100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006 (ON)
Brent J. Arnold is a partner practising in Gowling WLG's Advocacy department. His practice focuses on cybersecurity and commercial litigation and he heads the firm's Commercial Litigation Technology sub-group. Brent's experience includes cyberbreach coaching, cyber-risk analysis, class actions defence, Web3 (including cryptocurrency and metaverse) and other technology, software and e-commerce disputes, administrative and insolvency law, shareholders' rights and general contractual disputes. He has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals and all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Brent currently serves as a Director and Corporate Secretary for the Internet Society (Canada Chapter), and as Steering Committee Chair for the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy section of the US-based Defence Research Institute (DRI). He also chairs the Ontario Bar Association's Privacy and Access to Information Law section. He is a Vice Chair of the Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Technology Committee of the invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel. Brent co-authored the Advocate Society's Paperless Trials Manual and is a frequent author and speaker on cyber security, courtroom innovation and electronic trials.