Marc Yu
Marc Yu
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Marc Yu is an Edmonton-based lawyer practicing in the areas of health, insurance and privacy law. In his health law practice, Marc defends medical malpractice matters and his clients include health authorities, hospitals and healthcare workers. Marc provides advice to territorial governments on policy and legislative drafting in the areas of professional regulation, mental 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 issues related to access to information requests, privacy breaches and complaints 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, hospital-physician privileging issues, and legislative drafting.
  • 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
Executive Member
2012 - Present
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Clinical Faculty
2013 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Junior Lawyers Section
Provincial Court of Alberta
Civil Duty Counsel
March 2018
Mandatory Breach Reporting under PIPA and PIPEDA
Professional Regulation and Ethical Issues in the Laboratory (University of Alberta)
Privacy Law for Human Resource Professionals (NAIT)
Privacy Fundamentals for Professional Regulators
Legalities of Nursing (University of Alberta)
February 2016
Everyone is Watching - Social Media and Litigation
March 2014
Bad Faith Claims: Awareness and Prevention in Claims Handling
December 2013
"Authorized" and "Qualified" to Drive: What Does it Mean?
November 2013
Supreme Court of Canada Declares Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act Unconstitutional
November 2013
Rules of Court, Legislation and Private Investigations Seminar
October 2013
Law and Medicine: A Practitioner's Perspective
June 2013
No One Needs to Know: The Pierringer Agreement Settlement Amount Need Not Be Disclosed
April 2013
Housekeeping Damages and Dealing with Difficult Counsel
March 2013
Understanding Dental Practice Litigation
September 2012
Rasouli in the SCC: Redrawing the legal map for end-of-life decision making
University of Alberta, 2011, Juris Doctor
University of Alberta, 2007, Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Science, With Distinction and Honours in Research
Northwest Territories,2014