Brian Crane is a senior member of Gowling WLG's Advocacy Group and practises in litigation and general counsel work in constitutional, administrative, Aboriginal and commercial litigation before the SCC and Federal and Provincial Courts. He is a member of Gowling WLG Indigenous Law National Practice Group and has extensive experience in the negotiation, mediation and litigation of indigenous land claims and self-government agreements. Certified by the LSUC as a Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1988. Brian has chaired Canadian Bar Association Committees on Reform of Parliament, the Federal Judiciary, Reform of the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Reform of Civil Justice. He co-authored First Nations Governance Law (with Robert Mainville and Martin W. Mason) and was recognized as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in Canada in 2006–2017. Furthermore, he has been recognized by Lexpert® in the areas of Litigation – Public Law and Aboriginal Law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1977 and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.