J. Andrew Sprague is a member of Baker McKenzie's Information Technology/Communications Practice Group in Toronto and the Global IT/C Practice Group, which is top ranked by Chambers and Partners in the areas of data protection, outsourcing, and technology and communications.
Mr. Sprague is the public affairs liaison (government relations) for the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)'s Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section, the OBA’s Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section, and the OBA’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section.
He is a past chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group, the immediate past public affairs liaison for the OBA's Privacy and Access to Information Law Section, and the inaugural chair of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH)'s Public Affairs Forum.
Mr. Sprague is the handler of a certified service dog, and is an ambassador for National Service Dogs (NSD), a registered Canadian charitable organization. He served as a special advisor to NSD's board of directors and as NSD's corporate secretary.
Mr. Sprague practises international commercial law with a focus on global data protection and privacy, information technology, cyberlaw, electronic commerce, telecommunications, consumer protection, anti-spam, advertising, marketing, competition and regulatory matters.
- Award for Academic Excellence, Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), 2003
- Charles J. Clark Q.C. Scholarship in Law for academic excellence and demonstrated involvement in community and volunteer activities
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Canadian Bar Association
- Canadian IT Law Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG)
- Ontario~Canada (2004)
- University of Windsor (LL.B.) (2003)
- Wilfrid Laurier University (B.A. Honors) (2000)
Regular contributor, b:Inform, a digital magazine hosted by Baker McKenzie designed for privacy and technology professionals
Regular contributor, Information & Technology Law Newsletter, Carswell
Primary drafter, "Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)," Business Laws of Canada, West, 2014 – 2015
Co-author, "E-Commerce," Business Laws of Canada, West, 2009 – 2015