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About John

John has a practice primarily focused in the areas of energy, utility regulation and litigation. As former Senior Legal Counsel with a large electrical utility, John brings over a decade of experience acting as regulatory counsel before the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board. In that role, he has conducted hearings in a wide variety of matters, including rate setting, cost allocation and approval of large capital projects. He has negotiated a broad range of agreements across the generation, transmission and distribution functions, as well as agreements related to regional initiatives in the electricity sector. John was also responsible for managing the regulatory requirements before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in marketing and transmission contexts.

From his previous time in private practice, John brings considerable litigation experience. He has tried cases in a broad range of commercial legal contexts, including banking, insurance, insolvency and shareholder’s rights disputes.

John was also previously Senior Legal Counsel with the Office of the Attorney General of New Brunswick, acting in both a litigation and advisory capacity in constitutional and aboriginal matters. In that capacity, he litigated matters before all levels of the New Brunswick Courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

John is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the New Brunswick Law Society.

Education

  • LL.B., York University - Osgoode Hall Law School (1989)
  • B.Comm. (Finance), Memorial University of Newfoundland (1986)

Bar Admissions

  • New Brunswick (1995)
  • Nova Scotia (1991 - Past)
  • Newfoundland & Labrador (1991 - Past)

Languages

  • English