Jean G. Bertrand, AdE, is a senior partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was awarded the Emeritus Distinction (AdE) by the Québec Bar in 2009. He focuses on commercial, corporate and securities litigation, as well as class actions and arbitration, and on administrative law, with emphasis on regulated activity such as competition, transportation, international trade and energy. He frequently appears before the Québec and federal courts, as well as before regulatory boards. He has also appeared before parliamentary commissions and other government bodies regarding proposed changes to legislation or to government policies. He has extensive experience representing the Canadian and Québec governments in negotiations with First Nations people.