Year called to bar: 2000 (BC); 2006 (NT); 2010 (YT)
Kevin O'Callaghan is the Leader of the firm’s Indigenous Law group and the regional Lead of the Corporate Social Responsibility Law Group. Providing strategic advice on Indigenous, regulatory, environmental and other corporate social responsibility issues, Kevin advises clients throughout Western and Northern Canada, and around the world. Kevin provides strategic advice on managing projects through environmental assessment and consultation with Indigenous peoples, including advice on negotiations and agreements. However, if unavoidable conflicts arise during project development, Kevin appears before courts, tribunals and arbitration panels to assist his forestry, mining, and oil & gas clients on challenges to licences (including judicial review and title litigation) by local communities, non-governmental organizations and Indigenous communities, as well as related injunction proceedings. His complex commercial litigation skills in the area of environmental issues are sought-after by clients in need of advice on a myriad of environmental matters including environmental assessment, judicial review, cost recovery actions, off-site migration, ground water contamination, and regulatory offences.