Brian is a partner with Pitblado Law and practices as a business lawyer with a specialization in privacy, access to information, social media law, intellectual property and technology matters.
Brian is a nationally recognized leader in privacy and access to information law, and is a frequent speaker, media commentator and author.
He is Immediate Past-Chair to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, current Vice-Chair and Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy and Access Law Section, a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and has been acknowledged by the Canadian Privacy Law Review as one of Canada’s “leading privacy law authorities”. Brian founded and Chairs the Privacy Forum – an innovative legal service that provides organizations from across Canada with ongoing privacy law compliance assistance.
He is involved in numerous volunteer efforts including serving as a Vice-President/Chair Elect to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, past President and CEO of the University of Manitoba’s Alumni Association, past Member of the Certified General Accountants of Manitoba‘s Board of Governors, Province President (Manitoba, Saskatchewan) for the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi.
Practicing law, Brian lived and worked in Australia and also Mexico City, where he worked for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.