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BLG announces new partner for cybersecurity, privacy group

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 9:29 AM | By John Chunn

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomed Eric Charleston to the firm as partner in the cybersecurity, privacy and data protection group.

The firm's press release notes that he has extensive experience in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and insurance coverage including providing advice on all types of insurance with a particular focus on cyber coverage. He regularly represents insurers on some of Canada’s largest cyber claims.

“Eric brings a unique perspective to BLG through his dual focus on privacy law and insurance coverage law,” Prema Thiele, national group head of BLG’s corporate and capital markets group, said in the news release. “He is a lawyer who is sought after to advise on topics such as cyber policy language and has a comprehensive understanding of the Canadian cyber landscape.”

"Eric is recognized as a preeminent cybersecurity lawyer by his peers," added Eloïse Gratton, national co-leader BLG’s privacy and data protection group. "His technical skills in the area of privacy and cybersecurity offers clients a practical and informative approach that complements our strong national team."

Charleston obtained a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, and a B.F.A. (acting) from Syracuse University in 2002. He also completed a fellowship at Loyola University Institute of Politics in 2014.