Max Zidel helps cross-industry clients execute complex data protection strategies. He advises on compliance with federal, state, and international privacy and data security laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), GDPR and PIPEDA, and assists with due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Max also regularly advises clients in their response to US and cross-border breach incidents, and has substantial experience managing third party forensic and internal investigations, e-discovery efforts and communications with relevant regulatory agencies and impacted stakeholders. In all of these areas, Max takes pride in crafting strategies and responses that are not just compliant and privacy enhancing, but also practical, commercial, and sensitive to unique business needs.
Max earned both his common law and civil law degrees from McGill University, where he received the Madam Justice Carol Cohen Prize for Advocacy, the Lindsey Cameron Award for an outstanding student on a McGill Human Rights Internship, and the Chief Justice Greenshields Prize in Criminal Law for the highest standing in criminal law at graduation. During law school, he served as a clerk to the Hon. Justice Nicholas Kasirer at the Québec Court of Appeal. Max earned his B.A. with joint honors in Political Science and Literature from McGill University.
Max is proficient in French and Italian, and regularly advises on data protection documentation in these languages. He also offers regulatory guidance in Canada and Italy.Show More