Senior Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
Marc is a corporate-commercial lawyer with special emphasis on servicing Crown corporations, public institutions, charities and not-for-profit organizations. He was born and raised in Ottawa-Vanier. He obtained degrees in Business Administration and in Law from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980.
Marc has been with BLG since 1978. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2014 to 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Health Care Law and recognized by Lexpert as a leading in Infrastructure Law. In addition to his busy practice, Marc held many senior management positions at BLG including National Group Head of the Specialized Business Law Group, Leader of the National Corporate Commercial Practice Group, Managing Partner of the Ottawa Regional Office, member and Chair of the firm’s Partnership Board and member of the firm’s National Managing Committee
Marc strongly believes in giving back to the community and, throughout his postsecondary education and his professional life, he has served as a volunteer for numerous charitable organizations, including United Way Ottawa and United Way Canada, the University of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Ottawa Civic Hospital, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, La Cité collégiale and the Youth Services Bureau Charitable Foundation.
Marc has received many awards for his community service such as the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Order of Ottawa, the André Mailhot Award and President’s award from United Way Canada, the Gordon F. Henderson Award from the County of Carleton Law Association, the uOttawa Meritas Tabaret Award for Alumni Achievement, the Médaille d’excellence from Le Regroupement des Gens d’Affaires d’Ottawa, as well as the Trudeau Medal and the Philos Award from the Telfer School of Management. He was also appointed Governor Emeritus by the University of Ottawa in 2010.
Marc is married to Kathleen Faulkner and has two sons, David and Mathieu.