Gregory Whiteside maintains a litigation and regulatory practice, focusing on the areas of environmental, regulatory, and health law. His diverse advocacy experience provides clients with the legal and practical advice to resolve challenging business and professional decisions in complex regulatory and legal environments. Primarily, his practice has a focus on regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, ranging from routine compliance audits to complex prosecutions.
Gregory has represented clients before all levels of court in Alberta for environmental/regulatory matters, as well as a number of regulatory tribunals. His unique experience in the environmental regulatory world has allowed him to support large energy and agri-business clients through all levels of regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, including quasi-criminal prosecutions resulting from major environmental crises. He has supported clients through some of Canada's largest and most complex environmental prosecution matters from investigation through to trial.
His advocacy skills and understanding of administrative and health law also provides support for physicians in all matters of a physician's practice, from patient complaints to charges before the provincial regulator. He has represented physicians and residents before a number of regulatory tribunals. Gregory understands the unique challenges faced by physicians in Alberta, and provides the skillful support required to navigate these challenges.
Gregory is also an active member of the pro bono legal community. He continues to offer pro bono services as an instructor as the University of Calgary as well as to local non-profit organizations including a local community health centre and student legal clinic. During his law school years, Gregory was an active member of Student Legal Assistance, which provides legal services for marginalized individuals in Calgary and surrounding communities. For this exemplary service in the community, he was the recipient of the 2017 Student Legal Assistance Ambassador Award and the 2018 Dean Michael Wylie Social Responsibility Award.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Gregory worked as a wilderness guide in Northern Canada and was a competitive dog musher in Yukon Territory. He also has extensive international work and study experience, including Germany, Austria and Spain. In his down time, he enjoys aviation as a private pilot and mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies.