Jon Festinger

Jon Festinger | faculty


  • Masters of Digital Media Program
  • Centre for Digital Media

Jon Festinger is a Vancouver, British Columbia based lawyer whose passion for teaching and law grew from his experiences as a lawyer and executive across the spectrum of media, communications, sports and entertainment. As a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Jon began his legal career in private practice, in turn becoming General Counsel of WIC Western International Communication, Senior Vice President of the CTV Television Network and Executive Vice President, Business & General Counsel of the Vancouver Canucks and GM Place. Jon has returned to private practice with his own firm Festinger Law & Strategy LLP, and is the author of the first edition of “Video Game Law” published by LexisNexis in 2005  and a co-author of the 2nd Edition which was published in 2012. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the faculties of law at both UBC and the University of Victoria, was appointed Queens Counsel ("Q.C.") by the Province of British Columbia in 2009. Jon is a director of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia, City Opera Vancouver and the Simon Fraser University Foundation.

Jon is dedicated to computer simulations and can be found in his fully equipped virtual cockpit occupied by his favorite game, rFactor 2.

Courses: Foundations of Digital Media