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PIERRE
Gauthier

Title: lawyer Year of call: 1973

Expertise: administrative law

Pierre Gauthier has been practicing law for 44 years. His career has included a stint as head of the legal department at a Québec ministry and a multiyear period as executive director of the Québec Bar. Upon joining the firm, he immediately put his wealth of experience to good use advising various professional bodies as well as regulatory, disciplinary, and ethics agencies and associations, specifically in areas of governance. He also provides strategic positioning, statutory audit, risk management, and dispute management services. 

He has extensive first-hand experience in the issues-both internal and external-facing regulatory and disciplinary bodies.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Professionals and Consultants
  • Groups and Associations
  • Telecommunications and Technology

Assistant: Sophie Merley

Expertise

  • Administrative law (access to information, professional conduct, ethics, and governance, disciplinary law, professional orders, administrative remedies)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1971)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2005 to present)
  • Quebec Bar Association (Montreal)
  • Ministère des Transports (Quebec City)
  • Ministère de la Justice, Road Systems (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Instructor, professional law and ethics, Montréal Bar School
  • Instructor, real estate law, Quebec Bar School
  • Various lectures on managing professional corporations for the American Bar Association and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada
  • Various lectures on expropriation, real estate law, and professional law

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Board of Directors, Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau
  • Member, Association des avocates et avocats de province
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Judicial Council
  • Former Representative of the Quebec Bar with the Quebec Interprofessional Council
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Héma-Québec Foundation
  • Former executive director, Quebec City Bar Association
  • Former member of every committee of the Quebec Bar Association
  • Former director, Ministère des Transports Legal Department
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Distinctions

  • President of the Quebec Bar Association (1984)