John Hurley, AdE is a partner and leader of the Indigenous Law Group in Gowling WLG's Montreal office. For over 40 years, John has worked with Indigenous peoples in Quebec. His practice focuses on serving the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee in relation to government relations, energy and natural resources, health and social services, education, environmental assessment, local and regional self-government, taxation, and economic development. John has been recognized for some years in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Indigenous Law and Energy Law. In November 2021, the Barreau du Québec awarded him the distinction Advocatus Emeritus.