Marc Yu
Marc Yu
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Marc Yu is an Edmonton-based lawyer focussing in the areas of health, insurance and privacy law. In his health law practice, Marc defends professional and institutional liability claims and his clients include health authorities, hospitals and healthcare workers. Marc also provides advice to territorial governments on policy and legislative drafting in the areas of professional regulation, mental health, public health and healthcare reorganization. Marc also has experience across a number of areas of insurance law including bodily injury, property loss, subrogated claims, and professional liability. In his privacy practice, clients rely on Marc for to provide advice on issues relating to access to information requests, privacy impact assessments, privacy policies and privacy breaches. Marc regularly represents organizations and public bodies before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Marc believes in client education as a key component of a successful relationship and delivers regular educational sessions to clients of the firm, and also through his role as an educator at the University of Alberta.

Clients come to Marc for support on a number of issues, including:

  • Medical-legal experience in the areas of malpractice defence, early dispute resolution of claims, and legislative drafting for a wide number of areas of health and social services.
  • Guidance with developing, improving and implementing company-wide privacy policies and human resource privacy initiatives.
  • Support across a number of components of insurance law, including bodily injury, property loss, subrogated claims, and professional liability.

Value to Clients

“I believe in providing clients with legal advice they would expect from our firm along with business-oriented solutions.  Locating the law is usually only the first step, as it needs to be translated into practical advice that can be integrated into the day-to-day activities of the client’s business environment.” 

Outside the Office

“I love living in a dynamic, growing city like Edmonton – there’s always something to do,” says the urban explorer. Whether he’s engaging with the city’s growing arts and culture scene, painting in acrylic or pastels, or playing tennis, Marc is always looking for ways to make the most of his time outside of work.

Canadian Bar Association, Health Law Section
Chair
2018 - Present
Canadian Bar Association, Health Law Section
Executive Member
2012 - 2018
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Clinical Faculty
Member
2013 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Member
2011 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North)
Member
2011 - Present
Provincial Court of Alberta
Civil Duty Counsel
2015 - 2018
Canadian Bar Association, Law Day
Chair
2018 - Present
Education
University of Alberta, 2011, Juris Doctor
University of Alberta, 2007, Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science, With Distinction and Honours in Research
Admissions
Alberta,2012
Northwest Territories,2014