Andrew W. McKenna Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2003 - Nunavut

Year of Call: 2002 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-783-8832

Fax: +1 613-788-3609

Email: andrew.mckenna@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa




Andrew W. McKenna

Andrew McKenna is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Andrew's practice focuses on medical defence litigation and health law. As counsel for physicians and other health care professionals in both civil and regulatory matters, Andrew has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario as well as in discipline committee matters, hospital board proceedings and before various other administrative tribunals.

In addition to his representation of physicians and other health care professionals, Andrew is a regular contributor and speaker at continuing medical education programs.

Andrew was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Andrew is also a member of the Law Society of Nunavut, having been called to the Nunavut Bar in 2003. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates Society and the County of Carleton Law Association.

He is also actively involved in continuing legal education programs and in the student program at Gowling WLG. He is a past instructor of trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and is a volunteer with Pro-Bono Law Ontario.

Andrew was the recipient of the 2010 Regional Senior Justice Award from the County of Carleton Law Association. The award recognizes lawyers with 10 years or less experience who have made an outstanding contribution as a litigator within the profession and/or outside the profession by making an outstanding contribution to the community.

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  • 2008

    • Career
      February 2008
      Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Partner
  • 2003

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2003
      Year of Call, Nunavut
  • 2002

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2002
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2000

    • Education
       2000
      University of Windsor, LLB
  • 1996

    • Education
       1996
      University of Waterloo, BA Hons.
  • March 27, 2020, Speaker, “COVID 19: Telehealth and Liability & Business Insurance Considerations,” Webinar for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • March 25, 2020, Speaker, “COVID 19: Coverage Questions and Legal Considerations”, Webinar for the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association
  • March 24, 2020, Speaker, “Current State of COVID 19: Tele-Psychology and Business Interruption Insurance,” Webinar for the Canadian Psychological Association and the Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists
  • March 23, 2020, Speaker, “Current State of COVID 19: Tele-Optometry and Business Interruption Insurance”, Webinar for the Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • March 17, 2020, Speaker, “Current State of COVID 19: Tele-Rehabilitation and Business Interruption Insurance”, Webinar for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • May 7, 2019, Speaker, “Risk and Liability in Physiotherapy Practice,” Joint Meeting of College of Physiotherapists of PEI and PEI Physiotherapy Association, Charlottetown, PEI
  • November 22, 2018, Panelist, “Health Law and Risk Management Seminar,” Borden Ladner Gervais, Ottawa, Ontario
  • November 3, 2018, Speaker “Top Legal and Liability Risks Facing Physiotherapists Today,” Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s National Congress, Montreal, Quebec
  • October 4, 2018, Panelist “Advancing and Defending Future Care Costs Claims,” OBA Health Law & Insurance Law Program, Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 5, 2018, Presentation on Jurisprudence, Annual General Meeting of the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick, Moncton, New Brunswick
  • December 15, 2017, Panelist, “Social Media and E-Services for Social Workers,” Webinar, Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • November 18, 2017, “Getting your Act Together: Exhibits and Trial Records,” 37th Annual CCLA Civil Litigation Updated, Mt. Tremblant, Quebec
  • May 24, 2017, Speaker, HIROC-CMPA Joint Legal Education Session, Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, Ontario
  • April 30, 2017, “Top Legal and Liability Issues facing MRTs,” 2017 Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Annual General Conference, Ottawa, Ontario
  • March 28, 2017, Panelist, Practice Risk and Liability for Social Workers, Webinar, Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • November 18, 2016, Presentation on Professional Liability to the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Ottawa, Ontario
  • September 8, 2016, Panelist, “Risk and Liability Exposures for MRTs,” Webinar, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
  • June 3, 2016, Speaker “Electronic Medical Records: Pitfalls to Avoid,” Canadian Medical Protective Association, Symposium, Ottawa, Ontario
  • June 4, 2015, Information session on Practice Risk and Liability, Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa, Ontario
  • November 18, 2014, Panelist, “Telepsychology:  The Canadian/Ontario Context,” Webinar, Canadian Psychological Association
  • May 30, 2014, Speaker, “Prevent and Protect: Advice and tips on minimizing risks in your practice,” 2014 Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Annual General Conference, Edmonton, Alberta
  • May 15, 2014, Speaker, “Prevent and Protect: Advice and tips on minimizing risks in your practice,” Manitoba Physiotherapists Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • February 25, 2014, Panelist, “Practice Risk and Liability,” Webinar, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
  • May 24, 2013, Panelist, “Risk Management & the Future of Practice Insurance,” Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Montreal, Quebec