Ira's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, commercial fraud, investigations, cybersecurity and information technology litigation, intellectual property litigation, and international dispute resolution.
He leads complex international fraud litigation and investigations and asset recovery proceedings, and is a widely-recognized expert in in extraordinary remedies, including Anton Piller (civil search), Mareva (asset freezing) and Norwich Pharmacal (equitable discovery) orders. He has appeared in nearly 100 injunction proceedings before Canadian courts and has fashioned creative, leading-edge remedies to assist clients.
Ira advises clients on cybersecurity, data breaches and information security intrusions, and served as “breach coach” on numerous occasions. He served as counsel in many important information technology and intellectual property cases in Canada.
Ira has also brought numerous applications for the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments, for letters of request/letters rogatory, and to stay proceedings on jurisdictional grounds.
Ira appears before all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court, Ontario Divisional Court and Superior Court of Justice. He also appears regularly before the Commercial Court in Toronto.
The wide range of cases he has litigated include:
- administrative law
- anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting
- asset tracing and recovery
- broadcasting and telecommunications
- class actions/mass torts
- computer and internet law
- contempt proceedings
- cybersecurity and cybercrime (including privacy, data protection and information security)
- conflict of laws
- constitutional law/Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- corporate/commercial law
- fiduciary duties
- intellectual property
- labour and employment
- ·officer and director liability
- product liability
- professional negligence
- public and private international law
- shareholder and partnership disputes
Ira is the national leader of BLG’s cybersecurity and cyber risk management practice.