100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Rod Northey, MA, LLM is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG and Head of the firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group. Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Environmental Law, Rod’s practice focuses on regulatory approvals and strategies across the full range of approval regimes involving the environment — including environmental assessment, land use, endangered species, cultural heritage, energy, resource extraction, transportation, waste management, and water approvals. His strategic work in environmental assessment includes membership on recent federal and Ontario expert panels. Rod’s work also includes assisting municipalities and First Nations with drafting innovative laws and bylaws. As a litigator, he has been involved in dozens of tribunal and court appeals, including more than 50 reported environmental law decisions. Rod is author of the annual Guide to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (LexisNexis Canada). Rod is an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School's Energy and Infrastructure Law LLM program for its course on environmental protection. He has been recognized in Chambers Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Environment, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and The Legal 500 Canada.