Jordan Fine broadly practices broad commercial and civil litigation as an associate at KSL. He is listed as one of LawPRO’s preferred defense counsel. His specific legal interests include intellectual property, negligence, and banking and contractual disputes.
Before joining KSL as an associate, Jordan clerked at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for the Central East’s 50 judges, providing the Court support on matters of civil litigation, criminal law, and family law. Previously, Jordan interned with the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) in Ottawa, and in-house at the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).
Jordan received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2017. He was awarded the Dean’s Gold Key for his contributions to the Osgoode community. During law school, he served three years on student government, acted as research assistant to Professors David Vaver and Giuseppina D’Agostino, and was senior editor of both Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Journal and its IP blog. An avid oral advocate, Jordan competed successfully in moots; his teams reached the quarter finals of the 2017 Oxford International IP Moot, and the finals of the 2016 Fox IP Moot and 2015 Lerners Cup.
Before law, Jordan worked in the music industry. Among his diverse professional experiences, he directed music and performed on cruise ships, administered data for a music licensing company, and composed, performed, and independently published music. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in music (jazz guitar performance) from York University.
Jordan’s non-legal hobbies include cycling, rock-climbing, softball, basketball, painting, and pizza- and bread-making.
Getting the Most out of Expert Opinions in Nonliteral Substantial Part Copyright Infringement, 30.1 Intellectual Property Journal 71
Negotiating with Ghosts: The Arbitrariness of Copyright Terms, 29.2 Intellectual Property Journal 333
Leaving Dumb Phones Behind: A Commentary on the Warrantless Searches of Smartphone Data Granted in R. v. Fearon, 13 Canadian Journal of Law & Technology 172