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New BLG partner joins EMER group

Toronto (October 1, 2020) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP welcomes Jonathan Cocker  to the firm. He joins as a partner in the Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory (EMER) Group and is based in BLG’s Toronto office.

Jonathan advises and represents multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product regulatory matters, including product content, dangerous goods transportation, regulated wastes, food and drug safety, extended producer responsibilities, alternative energy projects, corporate and real estate transaction support and contaminated lands matters. He is the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association and is a co-chair of the Plastics and Packaging Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

“Jonathan’s wealth of experience in a range of environmental matters will be an asset to our clients,” says Pitman Patterson, national business head of the EMER Group. “His broad experience, developed over more than 20 years of practice, will bring a unique perspective to our clients.”

BLG’s EMER Group acts for municipalities and other public bodies on matters including environmental compliance and disputes, municipal planning, and land acquisition and expropriation.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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Tamara Costa
National Director, Brand and Marketing Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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