Lawyer - Montréal
Pierre-Marc Gendron focuses his practice on business law. Through creative yet practical solutions, he helps both public and private organizations navigate the regulatory landscape related to data protection. He leverages his experience in privacy compliance, cybersecurity preparation and response and commercial contract drafting to design and deliver functional data protection programs.
Pierre-Marc started his career as a self-taught software developer, focusing on designing and coding back-end web applications. This experience allowed him to acquire valuable knowledge that enables him to play the role of technical interpreter. In addition, his experience as in-house counsel enables him to better understand his clients’ expectations and propose solutions that take into account the realities of the business world.
In his privacy practice, Pierre-Marc helps clients achieve their business objectives while ensuring compliance and managing risk, namely in the face of Canadian privacy law reform (Bill 64 in Quebec, C-27 in Canada). He also advises clients on outreach campaigns in compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Law.
In cybersecurity, Pierre-Marc acts as breach counsel to both public and private organizations during cybersecurity incidents. He assists clients prepare for a data breach through strategic risk assessments, the implementation of effective governance, proper incident response planning and table-top exercises to test the organization’s ability to respond to cybersecurity incidents.
In addition, Pierre-Marc assists public organizations and private companies in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, mainly in information technology, such as Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts and data processing agreements. His approach to contracts keeps costs reasonable, reduces friction during negotiations and yields win-win deals.
Prior to joining Langlois, Pierre-Marc served as in-house counsel to a Québec artificial intelligence firm. He still runs his own Linux servers and stays current with developments in cybersecurity from a technical point of view.
He practises in English and French.
LL.L., University of Ottawa, 2010
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2010
B.Comm, Commerce, major in management, Concordia University, 2009
Areas of Practice
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