ALLEN MENDELSOHN

2278A St Antoine St W. · Montreal, Quebec · H3J 1A7· Tel: (514) 931-0702 · allen@allenmendelsohn.com

OBJECTIVE
To combine my legal and internet skills and knowledge in a dynamic and challenging environment

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
INDEPENDENT LEGAL PRACTITIONER, Montreal Specialist in internet and technology law, 2011-current o Providing a variety of legal services in the fields of internet and technology law, corporate law and litigation for a broad range of clients in the technology sector and online space PLANK MULTIMEDIA INC., Montreal Vice-President, 2005-2010 (part-time 2010) o Responsible for marketing, business development, corporate affairs and legal affairs for a Web and multimedia design company of 10-20 employees o Coordinator of marketing and online strategies for Plank clients o Legal work related to the internet for Plank clients ROBINSON SHEPPARD SHAPIRO, S.E.N.C, Montreal Attorney, 2002-2005; Stagiaire 2002; student 2001-2002 o Attorney in Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Immigration Law o (As stagiaire) Court appearances; examinations; drafting of procedures, opinions, and research memoranda; and other legal work in a wide range of legal disciplines including Litigation, Labour Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Criminal and Penal Law, and Insurance Law MCGILL UNIVERSITY (FACULTY OF LAW), Montreal Research Assistant, 1998-2001 o Performed research, prepared course materials and edited works in the areas of Criminal Law, Evidence, and International Criminal Law for Prof. P. Healy (2000-2001) o Coordinated major research project on Education Law for Profs. W. Foster and S. Smith (Summer 2000) o Performed research, prepared course materials and edited works in the areas of Human Rights and Public International Law for Prof. R. Provost, and in the area of Criminal Law for Prof. P. Healy (1999) o Performed research and prepared course materials for Prof. S. Handa in the areas of Computer Law and Communications Law (1998) DATARADIO INCORPORATED, Montreal Marketing Manager, 1996-1997 o Identified and developed new markets for the sale of DATARADIO radiomodem products o Coordinated non-sales marketing activities including advertising and PR campaigns o Wrote detailed plan for redesign of www.dataradio.com, the company's home page PRISME COMMUNICATIONS LTÉE, Montreal Advertising Account Executive, 1994 - 1995 o Coordinated national advertising activities for major clients including Mikes Restaurants, The Shaver Center, Sears, Astral Photo and Domco Flooring. Activities included television, radio and print campaigns, direct mail flyers, POP material, contests and joint promotions with other retail chains o Prepared detailed annual strategic communications plans for clients

EDUCATION
MCGILL UNIVERSITY, Montreal Master of Laws (LL.M.) 2011 Dean’s Honour List. Thesis: “A Torrent of Copyright Infringement? Liability for BitTorrent File-Sharers and File-Sharing Facilitators Under Current and Proposed Canadian Copyright Law” (available at http://www.scribd.com/allen_mendelsohn). ÉCOLE DU BARREAU DU QUÉBEC, Montreal Professional Training Program 2001-2002 Successfully completed requirements for the practice of law in Québec. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, Montreal Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Common Law 2001 Graduated with distinction; recipient of Stanley Kandestin Q.C. Prize, John E. Crankshaw Prize, and Law Students Association (“LSA”) Graduating Student Award upon graduation. President, LSA (2000-2001). V.P. (Clubs and Services), LSA (1999-2000). Computer Committee Executive member (1999-2000). Speaker, LSA Council (199899). Class President, first-year civil law (1997-98). Co-Host/Producer, "Legal-Ease" CKUT radio show 1998-2000. Volunteer, McGill Legal Information Clinic 1998-2001. Intramural basketball, hockey, football. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, Montreal Master of Business Administration 1993 Joint Concentration in Marketing and International Business. Editor-in-Chief, McGill MBA Newsletter In the Black. Organization and M.C. for the McGill Graduate Business Conference "Greening Business: Meeting the Environmental Challenge". Faculty Chair for the McGill Annual Fund's Class Action 1993. Intramural hockey, basketball, softball. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, Montreal Bachelor of Arts 1990 Major in Industrial Relations. Chief Executive Officer, McGill Industrial Relations Association. Intramural softball, hockey, football. UNIVERSITÉ DE NICE, Nice, France International French Language Program, Summer 1987 Advanced French Language Studies

SKILLS
Languages spoken and written: English and French Computer Skills: Quicklaw, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and SOQUIJ legal databases, Windows (all versions), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), all modern Web browser software, basic HTML, understanding of all Web development technologies.

ASSOCIATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Professional Associations and Accomplishments – Member in good standing, Barreau du Québec (No. 253201-8) and Canadian Bar Association. Associate Member, McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. Member of the Executive and Communications Director, Lord Reading Law Society. Two-time conference speaker, SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, TX. Member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary, Mile End Legal Clinic. Other McGill Affiliations and Achievements not mentioned above - Member, Young Alumni Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law. Member, Class Action Committee for the Faculty of Law’s Class of 2001. Member, Scarlet Key Honour Society. Publications and media appearances – “Open Book on Facebook”, McGill Faculty of Law Focus Online; multiple columns for the Montreal Gazette’s Legal Matters; internet law blog at allenmendelsohn.com; multiple appearances on CBC Radio, CTV television (national and local) regarding internet law matters.

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