David Laliberte

David Laliberte

David Laliberte

David Laliberte, Executive Director Legal, Digital 14 LLC | UAE

David Laliberte is a corporate lawyer with more than 18 years of experience across the telecommunications, media and technology industries. His broad areas of expertise include corporate governance, intellectual property law, technology law, strategic planning, regulatory compliance and privacy.

Throughout his career, David has held various counsel and leadership positions at organizations including Dentons LLP, Baker & McKenzie, Rogers Communications, BlackBerry, Microsoft, TFO and DarkMatter.

As Executive Director, LegalAffairs, for DarkMatter, David manages a team of six lawyers and is responsible for developing and implementing DarkMatter’s corporate IP strategy.  Until the end of 2015, David served as Director of Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he was responsible for driving the company’s IP strategy, positioning, and engagement in several jurisdictions, including Europe, India and Canada.

David received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in Public Policy and Administration from York University. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Ottawa.  David also has a wealth of knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of board members having worked alongside board leadership on numerous projects throughout his career as well as by serving as Chairman of the Board of the Centre Francophone de Toronto.