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Cox & Palmer names new partner for St. John’s office

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 12:09 PM | By John Chunn


Cox & Palmer announced that G. Todd Stanley is the newest partner in the firm’s St. John’s office.

According to the firm’s press release, Stanley returned to the firm as counsel in 2018 after a 16-year career at the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety, where he served as deputy minister and deputy attorney general.

Stanley's extensive government experience enhances the firm’s energy and corporate commercial teams. He has acted as lead counsel for the province in a broad range of matters, including major offshore energy developments, mega-project participation and financing and the creation and governance of Crown corporations. The scope of his government practice also included involvement in all forms of public legal practice, including administrative law, constitutional law, regulatory enforcement and human resources and collective bargaining matters. He serves as co-chair of the St. John’s office energy and natural resources group.

Prior to joining government in 2001, Stanley was an associate at Cox & Palmer for five years, practising in corporate commercial and energy and natural resources law, having articled with the firm upon graduation from the University of Toronto.

He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016.