Gregory Kane, Q.C.
Greg Kane has been practising law since 1973, and recently joined Dentons’ Communications and Public Policy Law Practice Groups. His practice involves all aspects of domestic and international electronic and telecommunications sectors including regulatory, transactional and privatization mandates in telephony, satellite, wireless, Internet, broadcasting, broadcasting distribution and copyright. He has appeared before a number of federal and provincial regulatory agencies, including the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and te Copyright Board.
Greg’s practice extends to regulatory and appellate litigation including the transportation and health care regulated sectors. He advises with respect to federal lobbying, conflicts and ethics issues. He has made appearances before government departments, including Industry Canada, Canadian Heritage, Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Lobbying Commissioner and the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. He has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada in judicial proceedings to review department and agency decisions. He has served as legal advisor to tribunals and has acted on specific mandates for government departments.
Listed and recognized in the following publications:
- Best Lawyers 2014 Ottawa Communications Law “Lawyer of the Year”;
- The Legal 500 Canada 2014;
- Chambers Global 2014: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and 2014 as a leading lawyer in the area of Telecommunications & Broadcasting;
- The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory 2014;
- Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014;
- The International Who’s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers 2013;
- The 2012 PLC Which Lawyer?;
- PLC Cross-border Media & Communications Handbook 2011/12;
- Guide to the World’s Leading Telecoms Lawyers 2011;
- Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated (its highest level of professional ranking); and
- European Counsel’s Global Communications Industry Report.
As reported in Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business:
“What makes Gregory Kane QC stand out in the eyes of his clients is that ‘he really seems to understand and grasp issues quickly, forming a strategy or response almost instantaneously’. He is well connected and has a comprehensive practice…Despite his vast experience, leading status and high-calibre credentials, clients favoured him for his ‘down-to-earth style – other lawyers say they will not talk to you unless you have reached a certain level but he looks after you personally’.”
HONOURS AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS
- Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award “in recognition of outstanding and selfless contribution to our community and to Canada” (2014)
- The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
- University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law Honour Society (2009)
- Queen’s Counsel (1992)
- T. Gregory Kane, Consumers and the Regulators, Intervention in the Federal Regulatory Process (Montreal: The Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1980)
- Contributing Editor, Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation Journal (Toronto: Federated Press)
- Founding Editor, Regulatory Reporter, Canadian Law Information Council
- Numerous contributions to compilation and conference publications
Prior to joining Dentons, founding partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP Ottawa office for 31 years; Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law; counsel to the General Legal Council in Ghana, West Africa under the auspices of the Canadian University Service Overseas and the Canadian International Development Agency; General Counsel to the Consumers’ Association of Canada; Associate General Counsel (Telecommunications) to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission; and part-time advisor to the Law Reform Commission (Canada).
- Director, Western Limited, Regina-based commercial real estate management and holding company, 1996 to date
- Director, Canadian Retransmission Collective, collecting and dispensing copyright royalty payments to eligible television program producers
- President, JB Kane Limited, operated LaSalle Sports, a retail sporting goods store, in Kingston, Ontario 1985-1999. Negotiated sale to The Forzani Group Ltd.
- Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Member Executive Committee and Past Chair of the Board
- Council for Canadian-American Relations, Board and Chair, Governance Committee member (1993 to date)
- Director, Canadian Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, England
- Advisory Board, Natasha’s Wood Foundation
- Canadian Lawyers Abroad, Advisory Board
- Ottawa Hospital Campaign Cabinet member for $100M Legacy Capital Campaign and the “20/20” Cancer Centre Campaign
- University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law, member of Campaign Cabinet to raise $12M for bursary and infrastructure support for students
- Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation – member of Gala Committee 2007 to date, and 2009 jury member for the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Volunteerism in the Performing Arts
- National Arts Centre, Annual Fundraising Gala Committee, 1996 to 2006, Chair 2001, raising funds for the National Youth and Education Trust
- Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Board member 2005-2009
- Past Chair, Ottawa Ballet
- Past Board Member, Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE)
- Canadian University Service Overseas (Ghana 1969-1971)
- Established the Gregory Kane Family Foundation to support various charitable endeavours
- Established the Gregory Kane Family Scholarship for eligible students enrolled in the Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa