Jennifer King

B.A.Sc. (Hons.) (McMaster), JD (Toronto), Ontario Bar (2007), Nunavut Bar (2019)

Jennifer L. King is a partner at Gowling WLG and is National Co-Lead of the firm’s Administrative Law Practice Group. She also serves as co-lead of the firm’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) advisory services practice. Ms. King a member of the firm’s Climate Change and Environment Group and Toronto’s Advocacy Department.

Ms. King’s litigation practice includes environmental law, administrative law, constitutional law, corporate and contractual disputes, professional liability, tort, public health, land use and municipal law, and Indigenous rights.
Ms. King has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada, tribunals including the Ontario Land Tribunal, and Institutions of Public Government including the Nunavut Impact Review Board. Ms. King has also acted as counsel on public inquiries and for clients on environmental assessments.

In her advisory practice, Ms. King supports clients in navigating complex regulatory and public law regimes and assists in negotiating complex land and Inuit impact benefit agreements.

Ms. King speaks and writes on various professional topics including on environmental law and climate change, ESG, municipal law, freedom of information, emergency and disaster recovery and legal practice and procedure. She serves on the advisory boards and as faculty for two Osgoode Professional Development Certificates – ESG, Climate Risk and the Law and the Law of Emergencies: Practical Strategies in Disaster Preparedness, Management and Recovery. Ms. King is a Climate Governance Expert with the Canada Climate Law Initiative.

Ms. King was admitted to the Ontario bar in 2007, and the Nunavut bar in 2019.