Stephen is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, practising in the areas of business and intellectual property law. Much of his practice focuses on the preparation and negotiation of agreements that deal with technology and intellectual property rights including distribution agreements, master service agreements, licenses, cloud computing agreements, development agreements, implementation agreements, sales channel agreements, publishing agreements, and software service agreements. Stephen also advises on issues related to cloud computing, data security, and open-source software. He has long been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and in 2018 and again in 2021, was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law – Ottawa. In 2019, Stephen received a Client Choice Award for the IT & Internet category.