- Queen’s University, J.D.
- Queen’s University, M.A.
- Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.) (Biology and History)
Patrick is a member of Osler’s Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land group, and is a member of Osler’s Litigation Department.
Patrick provides advice on business issues relating to environmental matters, including waste diversion, transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous wastes, emissions and discharges, contaminated lands, records of site conditions, risk assessments, maritime pollution and spills, regulatory orders, waste and soil, asbestos and other designated substances, and general environmental regulatory compliance. He regularly works with environmental consultants to address clients’ business needs.
Patrick also has experience in regulatory proceedings before the Ontario Energy Board, on electricity transmission and distribution matters and on natural gas distribution matters, including applications involving regulated asset sales and transfers, gas franchise agreements, certificates of public convenience and necessity, and various rate-setting proceedings. Patrick has also advised on Aboriginal law issues, including on capacity funding and benefits agreements, and on anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters.
Patrick is cross-appointed to the International Trade group, and has experience in procurement challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court, and has been involved in multiple internal investigations pursuant to Canada’s anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws.
He has appeared before the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List), the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Patrick joined the firm as a summer student in 2009 and articled with the firm in 2010-2011, during which time he was seconded to the legal department of the Royal Bank of Canada.