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McCarthy Tétrault partner named president of ITechLaw

Monday, May 27, 2019 @ 12:25 PM | By John Chunn


McCarthy Tétrault announced that Charles Morgan, partner and co-leader of the firm’s national information technology law group, has been appointed president of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw).

According to the firm’s press release, ITechLaw’s first major industry publication under Morgan’s leadership is a book titled, Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework. Contributing thought leadership on one of today’s most transformative technologies, the book is authored by 54 technology legal experts, researchers and industry representatives from 16 countries. The book establishes an important global policy framework for the responsible development, deployment and use of artificial intelligence, exploring eight core principles including: accountability, transparency and fairness.

“I am honoured to serve as president of ITechLaw and to be part of the remarkable and dedicated team of authors who contributed to this book,” said Morgan. “I look forward to participating in the ongoing dialogue about the ethical considerations that must remain central to the responsible development of AI systems.”

“Charles’s appointment, together with this publication, reflect McCarthy Tétrault’s strategic focus on providing unparalleled industry focused expertise and practical insights to our clients,” said Lara Nathans, industry strategy leader of McCarthy Tétrault. “AI is disrupting our clients’ businesses, creating new opportunities across industries and we are proud to be at the forefront of this transformation.”