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Partner

Ren Bucholz

B.S. (Hons.), M.A., J.D.

Ren Bucholz is a trial and appellate lawyer. He regularly acts in cross-border litigation involving public and private companies, and his broad advocacy experience includes dozens of trials, appeals, international and domestic arbitrations, coroner’s inquests, and administrative hearings. Ren’s practice spans complex commercial disputes that often involve new technologies, intellectual property, defamation, and competition law.

 

In addition to public-facing litigation, Ren frequently provides practical, discreet advice to organizations and individuals.

 

A former Google Policy fellow, Ren also worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading non-profit defending civil liberties in the digital sphere. He represented EFF at the World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. Ren clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2010
  • York University, M.A. in Communications and Culture, 2009
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, B.S. (Hon) in Journalism, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Law Ontario
  • Advisory Board Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Board Chair, Code for Canada

Awards and Honours

  • Best Lawyers in Canada - Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation - Future Star
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Consistently Recommended - Corporate Commercial
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Repeatedly Recommended - Professional Liability
  • 2020 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40
  • 2018 Precedent Setter Award
  • 2013 - ASAP Young Legal Talent Program - Featured Young Litigator
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot - Best Factum, Best Oralist (national rounds)

Representative Work

  • Nova Growth Corp. v. Boxer et. al
    Counsel for defendants in a lengthy commercial trial involving claims for an interest in the Niagara Falls casino. Defeated a range of contract and conspiracy claims, including allegations of computer spoliation (2014 ONSC 2763).

  • Borden Ladner Gervais v. Barlow
    Counsel to the plaintiff in defamation matter, including obtaining injunctions on the basis of Internet defamation and trademark infringement.

  • Sheridan Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. v. Kyungshin-Lear Sales and Engineering
    Counsel to defendant in a multi-jurisdictional class action involving alleged price-fixing among automotive parts manufacturers.

  • Die-Mold Tool Ltd. v. McKenzie
    Counsel to a corporate plaintiff in a complex series of disputes involving the alleged oppressive conduct of a departing executive.

  • Ren v. College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
    Counsel to the College in this judicial review of a decision regarding allegations of advertising improprieties (2014 ONSC 2758).

  • Wi-LAN v. John Doe
    Counsel to the plaintiff in a defamation action against an anonymous Internet user involving multiple Norwich Orders seeking third-party records.

  • Royal Sun Alliance v. Viridian
    Dispute over historical insurance coverage for environmental damage in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

  • Goldhar v. Ha’aretz
    Counsel to the plaintiff in a defamation action involving the online publication of an article by an Israeli newspaper (2018 SCC 28).

  • Xerox Corporation v. Infinite Media Inc.
    Counsel to the plaintiff in a software licensing dispute encompassing allegations of copyright infringement.

  • Pastore v. Aviva Canada Inc.
    Counsel for successful appellant on matter regarding the proper interaction of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule of the Insurance Act and the scope of judicial review of decision made in that context (2012 ONCA 642).

  • Davydyiuk v. The Internet Archive et al.
    Counsel to the defendants in a suit alleging copyright infringement related to the Wayback Machine (2014 465 F.T.R. 76 (FC)).

  • Perfect 10, Inc. v. Google, Inc. et al.
    Counsel for Google in copyright case relating to image search (2011 FC 348).

Publications

  • Contributor – Article discussing decision in Baglow v. Smith which involves the liability of website “moderators” for the defamation of speakers on the internet – Lawyers Weekly – June 5, 2015

  • Contributor – Dynamic fair dealing with orphan work: lessons from “real” property – 2013

  • Contributor – Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe 2014 FC 161, The Federal Court of Canada – E-Commerce law reports – March-April 2014

  • Co-author – Hidden Treasure and Hydra’s Heads: How Clarifying Canadian Insurance Law can Address Environmental Harm – The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Insurance & Reinsurance, Global Legal Group Ltd. London, UK – 2012, 2013 editions

Presentations

  • Panel discussion – How Canadian authors thrive in a digital world? – Authors Alliance and the University of Toronto Libraries

  • Presenter – The battle for control of the web – Mesh13 conference – May 15, 2013