Donald Dow is a senior partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and leader of the firm’s national Medical Defence Practice Group. Donald practises primarily in the areas of medical malpractice (defence), professional liability, health law, privacy and professional disciplinary proceedings. He graduated from Dalhousie University Law School in 1988 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990, and the Nunavut Bar in 2003. Over the course of his career, he has extensive trial experience and has conducted numerous professional disciplinary hearings. Highly regarded by his peers, Donald has been annually recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Canada. In 2015, 2018 and 2019 he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as "Lawyer of the Year for Medical Negligence – Ottawa” and in 2022, he was recognized by Best Lawyers Canada as “Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law – Ottawa". Donald is involved in both legal and medical continuing education on issues related to health law, medical malpractice, and professional liability. He is a member of The Holland Access to Justice in Medical Malpractice Group.