Richard Corley is a partner at Goodmans and leads the firm’s Outsourcing practice group. Combining his legal expertise with a unique background in engineering, mathematics, computer science and business, Richard’s practice focuses on the intersection of law and technology. Richard has over 25 years of experience advising clients on complex outsourcing transactions, technology M&A, joint ventures, cleantech and technology-related competition law matters. With technology at its core, Richard’s practice is focused on the growing information technology and cleantech sectors.
Richard’s practice complements his personal interest and involvement in energy conservation and energy alternatives. He is currently involved with the Canadian implementation of the Third Industrial Revolution initiative, which integrates distributed renewable energy, low-energy buildings, intelligent power distribution and management, and energy storage systems.
Richard is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in numerous publications including: The Legal 500 Canada – Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms 2014, Chambers Global’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 (Information Technology: Band 1 ranking), The Lexpert /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Law Business Research’s The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in the areas of Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection.
He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and seminars on outsourcing and technology-related topics and was retained by the Competition Bureau of Canada to help develop competition guidelines for intellectual property and the Internet.
Richard obtained an LLM from Yale Law School in 1991, his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989 (Silver Medallist) and clerked for Chief Justice McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.
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