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Whiteboard Law Welcomes Jon Festinger, Q.C., Senior Digital Media Lawyer

August 1, 2019

Whiteboard Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Jon Festinger, Q.C. has joined the firm as “Of Counsel” effective August 1, 2019. 

Jon is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Jon began his legal career in private practice, in turn becoming General Counsel of WIC Western International Communications, Senior Vice President of the CTV Television Network, and Executive Vice President, Business & General Counsel of the Vancouver Canucks. 


Jon practices law in the areas of digital media, creative freedoms as well as entertainment, communications and sports law. Currently Jon is Chair of viasport British Columbia, Vice Chair of The IBD Centre of British Columbia, and Past-Chair of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia.  In addition, Jon is a Professor of Professional Practice at Simon Fraser University, a faculty member at the Centre for Digital Media, and Honorary Industry Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London (U.K).


Jon has taught media, entertainment, communications and corporate law topics for going on three decades. He is Adjunct Faculty at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, teaching courses in “Video Game Law” (Fall 2018) and “Communications law” (Spring 2019); as well as a Sessional Lecturer at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law teaching various entertainment, media, and corporate law related courses.


Jon is the author of the first edition of “Video Game Law” published by LexisNexis in 2005, co-author of the 2nd Edition published in 2012 and is Co-Editor In Chief of the Interactive Entertainment Law Journal published by Edward Elgar Publishing, and was Course Author of a distance education course titled “Law 508, Business Organizations” for the LLM program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia.


With lawyers based in Vancouver and Kelowna, Whiteboard Law is a leading business law firm that uses a client-centered, results-driven process to help its clients create value and solve problems.  Whiteboard Law’s lawyers focus their practices on entrepreneurs and companies in the technology, digital media and other high growth sectors.  Whiteboard Law is one of the first Canadian law firms to operate virtually and uses market-leading, real-time, cloud-based technologies that allow its lawyers to be on the move, when and where they are needed, with full access to client files from any global location that has internet access.


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