Lauren Daniel



Lauren’s practice focuses primarily in Indigenous law, the exercise of inherent rights by Indigenous governments, and building relationships with Indigenous peoples.

She represents and advises governments, organizations, and businesses across a variety of sectors, including energy, mining, and land development. Lauren regularly advises clients on the regulatory aspects of project development, including section 35 and the duty to consult. She also has experience in specific claim negotiation and in developing Indigenous trusts.

Lauren took part in the intensive program in Indigenous Lands, Resources, and Governments at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she worked with the First Nations of Québec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute.

She is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Indigenous Peoples Action Committee.


  • Proponents, First Nations, and Métis governments on environmental assessments, impact benefit agreements, and consultation/engagement matters in the context of mining and energy projects across Canada.
  • Indigenous relations matters across the Prairies and Ontario, including consultation & accommodation and the formation or implementation of business arrangements with Indigenous groups, including the formation of limited partnerships and joint ventures.
  • A major licencee in the forestry sector on Indigenous relations strategies, protocols, and business relationships.
  • Multiple First Nations in establishing or updating bylaws, land codes, and related governance matters.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2020
  • BCL/JD, Université McGill, 2019
  • MA, American Studies, Université Western, 2016
  • Honours BA, History (Specialization), Université d'Ottawa, 2015