James T. Swanson

Partner | Calgary, Edmonton

403.298.2447

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James Swanson has decades of practical experience in legal issues related to technology, intellectual property, new media, and entertainment law. He enjoys helping clients to grow their businesses, deal with complex and leading-edge legal issues, and resolve their disputes in a results-oriented manner. James is regularly asked to present in front of industry organizations to share the depth of his experience, legal knowledge, and business acumen.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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James Swanson chairs the “Advocates’ Society Ontario E-Discovery Institute 2018”

On November 6, 2018, James Swanson chairs the Advocates’ Society Ontario E-Discovery Institute 2018

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James Swanson speaks at a private training session on Future and Blockchain Technologies

James Swanson presents a private training session to the Alberta Court of Appeal. His presentation, “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be (with apologies to Yogi Berra)”, will focus on disruptive technologies of the present and the near future such as Artificial...

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James Swanson speaks on the Future of Privacy

Jim presents at the Privacy and Access Council of Canada’s National Privacy and Data Governance Congress. Topic of discussion is “The Virtual Fishbowl and the Future of Privacy – Will Artificial Intelligence, Automation, the Internet of Things and Block Chain...

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James Swanson to speak at the Entrepreneurial Development Conference & Expo

Jim Swanson speaks on the panel entitled BDC Presents: Money Talks Part II: Planning for a Successful Business Transaction on March 3 & 4, 2018 in Calgary. He will be discussing mergers and acquisitions, including corporate structure, legal documentation, due...

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James Swanson speaks at Legal Innovation Conference

James Swanson will be chairing a panel at the Legal Innovation Conference. The topic of discussion will be “Innovative Legal Technologies and Services”.

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James Swanson co-chairs the Advocate’s Society Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2017 program

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James Swanson co-chairs Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2017 conference in Toronto

James Swanson co-chairs the Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2017 conference on October 16, 2017 in Toronto. This full day program brings leading experts together to discuss the latest developments in e-Discovery and Information Governance.

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James Swanson speaks at the Privacy and Access Council of Canada

James Swanson presents “Vandals at the Gates – Selected Topics in Cyber Security” at the 2017 A World of Change conference apart of the National Privacy & Data Governance Congress, Privacy & Access Council of Canada. For more information, click...

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James Swanson speaks at Legal Technology Conference

James Swanson chairs and speaks at the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s Legal Technology Conference.

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James Swanson speaks at Ontario e-Discovery Institute conference

James Swanson co-chairs the conference and speaks on a panel discussion on ransomware. The conference is jointly presented by The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Edmonton’s Disruptor, Unicorn or Castle in the Air Half Day Seminar

James Swanson, Wayne Logan and Bruce Geiger host a complimentary and interactive half day seminar on Tuesday, October 31, including an opportunity to share your venture as a case study as they focus on: New business models Legal structures All...

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Calgary’s Disruptor, Unicorn or Castle in the Air Half Day Seminar

James Swanson, Kevin Plowman and Kenneth Phillips host a complimentary and interactive half day seminar on Wednesday, October 25, including an opportunity to share your venture as a case study as they focus on: New business models Legal structures All important IP...

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What Investors Want Seminar

James Swanson, Wayne Logan and Shannon Davidson host a complimentary half day seminar on intellectual property, technology and related due diligence issues on Thursday, June 22 2017. This event will be of interest to investors, entrepreneurs, startup’s, early stage companies...

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Miller Thomson LLP hosts Banff Venture Forum Workshop

Miller Thomson LLP presents: What Investors Want: Intellectual Property, Technology and Related Due Diligence Issues This event is of interest to investors, entrepreneurs, startups, early stage companies and anyone else seeking to better understand the ownership, protection and commercialization of intellectual...

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Miller Thomson LLP hosts Banff Venture Forum Workshop

Miller Thomson LLP presents: What Investors Want: Intellectual Property, Technology and Related Due Diligence Issues This event is of interest to investors, entrepreneurs, startups, early stage companies and anyone else seeking to better understand the ownership, protection and commercialization of intellectual...

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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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“Smart” Entertainment on the Blockchain

Until recently, musicians and film producers would release their works hoping piracy would not do away with all of their revenue.  Then they would wait as publishers, distributors, YouTube, Spotify, collectives, etc. collected royalties, took their cut and then paid...

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