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Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Richard Corley - Leading Individual, Technology, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Richard Corley - Recommended, Technology, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Richard Corley - Recognized, Data Privacy & Protection, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Richard Corley - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2018

Chambers Canada, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology - Nationwide, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Richard Corley - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Richard Corley - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Technology, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Richard Corley - Recognized, TMT (Information Technology), 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2017

Chambers Canada, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer and IT Law, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2016

Chambers Canada, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology Law, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Computer and IT Law, 2016

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2016

The Legal 500 Canada, Richard Corley - Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms (Technology), 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Richard Corley - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Technology Transactions, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Richard Corley - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Richard Corley - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail’s ROB Magazine, Energy Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2015

The Legal 500 Canada, Richard Corley - Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms (Technology), 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Computer and IT Law, 2015

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2015

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, Richard Corley - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Technology Transactions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer and IT Law, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Richard Corley - Ranked - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Energy, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2014

Lexpert Magazine, Richard Corley - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Technology Transactions, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer and IT Law, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2014

The Legal 500 Canada, Richard Corley - Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms (Technology), 2014

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2013

Legal Media Group's Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2013

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2013

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2012

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2012

Lexpert Magazine, Richard Corley - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Technology, 2012

IFLR 1000, Richard Corley - Leading, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2012

IAM Licensing 250, Richard Corley - Highly Recommended, The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers, 2012

PLC Which Lawyer?, Richard Corley - Recognized, Outsourcing and TMT: Technology, 2012

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Richard Corley - Recognized, Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection, 2012

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2011

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2011

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2011

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Richard Corley - Recognized, Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Richard Corley - Recognized, Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2010

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2010

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2009

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2009

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2008

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2008

Chambers Global, Richard Corley - Ranked - Tier 1, Information Technology, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Most Frequently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2007

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2007

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2007

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2007

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Information Technology, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Law, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Consistently Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2005

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2004

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2004

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2003

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2003

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2002

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Technology Transactions, 2002

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Repeatedly Recommended, Computer & IT Law, 2001

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Up and Coming, Computer & IT Law, 2000

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Corley - Recognized, Technology Transactions, 2000

Richard Corley

Partner

rcorley@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4197
Fax:   416.979.1234

Richard Corley is a partner at Goodmans and leads the firm’s Cleantech practice group. He also 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 other technology-related matters.

Richard's practice complements his personal interest and involvement in energy innovation. He is a member of the board of the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC), a founding director of Canadian Institute for Exponential Growth (which organized the SingularityU Canada Summit), a director of the Canadian Technology Law Association and a director and faculty of the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education. Richard was named a member of Canada’s 2016 Clean50, a program honouring leaders who are advancing the cause of sustainability in Canada.

Richard is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in numerous publications including: The Legal 500 Canada - Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Chambers Global (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, Euromoney’s Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best Expert Guide, 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.

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.

Richard’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in the procurement and the negotiation of agreements for new lottery terminals, a new retailer network and related services.
  • OLG in the procurement and the negotiation of agreements of a new player platform system and related services.
  • KIK Custom Products Inc. in the procurement and the negotiation of commercial technology agreements relating to a variety of outsourcing, cloud computing, software development, licensing, implementation and other services.
  • A Canadian gaming organization with respect to the procurement and negotiation of services agreements for gaming development projects and managed IT services.
  • A Canadian gaming organization with respect to the procurement and negotiation of services agreements for the development, implementation and operation of a modernized lottery system (both central system and internet gaming system).
  • A number of clients in the financial services, health care, commodities, food, beverage, retail, construction and other sectors in the procurement and negotiation of major outsourcing agreements and ERP implementation agreements.
  • Ericsson and Rockstar in connection with the acquisition of bankrupt Nortel Networks' portfolio of over 6000 patents for a price of $4.5 billion.
  • Ericsson in its acquisitions of the wireless CDMA and GSM business and other business units from Nortel Networks, and other Canadian businesses.
     
Education Yale Law School (LL.M., 1991)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1989)
Professional Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association
Canadian Technology Law Association
Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education (CORE)
Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
International Technology Law Association
Building Energy Innovators Council
Canada’s Clean50
Climate Change Lawyers' Network
Electric Vehicle Society
Electric Mobility Canada

Year of Call

1992 Ontario