Donald B. Johnston
Donald B. Johnston
Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP
(416) 865-3072
(416) 863-1515
181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1978 (ON)
Partner and co-Chair of the Technology Law Group, co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group, and a member of the Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual Property Groups. Don has diverse experience in technology of all kinds, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, procurement, privacy/data protection, and health law, even new technologies like blockchain and autonomous vehicles. He provides strategic advice to clients on licensing transactions, financing and development projects, negotiating and settling agreements, and distribution arrangements. Don has lectured extensively on outsourcing, technology law, e-health law, procurement, and privacy and data security. He is past president and co-founder of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH). Don is a member of the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group, a member of council and past executive committee member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, and past chairman of the board of Skymeter Corporation, a GIS services company. He is also Honorary Consul of Belgium in Toronto. Don is recognized by The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Expert Guides, Best Lawyers, and Lexpert®.
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