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Daniel Brock Toronto Lawyer

Daniel Brock

Partner | Leader, Government Relations Fasken
Success in government relations depends on much more than who you know. It requires understanding the process and politics of government decision-making, meticulous strategic planning, and effective communication to mitigate risk or deliver on opportunity.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2001
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto, Ottawa


Dan Brock is the Chair of the Fasken Government Relations & Strategy practice, and co-lead of the firm’s recently launched Hydrogen Energy Advisory Team.

One of Canada’s top government relations practitioners, Dan provides clients with critical insights into government policy development, and political decision-making.

Specializing in advisory services, policy analysis, strategic planning, political intelligence gathering, coalition-building and government advocacy, Dan is a leading and respected figure in Canadian government relations. He has held several senior advisory positions with federal Ministers of Environment, Justice, Finance, and has worked as Principal Secretary to the Leader of the Official Opposition.


At Fasken, Dan is playing a leadership role in understanding and advising clients on the forces moving Canada inexorably toward a full, clean-energy transition, in particular in the area of clean hydrogen.

With the firm’s recently launched Hydrogen Energy Advisory Team, Dan is leading a first of its kind comprehensive expertise and service offering to advise companies participating in and profiting from the transition to clean hydrogen to displace carbon-intensive energy.

Daniel is also the founder and Chair of H2GO Canada, a not-for-profit corporation expressly focused on accelerating development hydrogen markets in Canada.


Dan is recognized among the top lobbyists working in Canada, and offers clients unique insights and access into the political sphere. With his deep understanding of the decision-making processes of governments, Dan works to develop and execute strategies that effectively manage risks to client interests, or helps exploit client opportunities associated in the decisions of governments.

Providing support through business coalition building and participation in parliamentary consultations, Dan also works to consistently keep clients aware of legislative changes and their impacts.

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Career & Education


  • BCL McGill University
  • LLB McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


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