Mark Faassen Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2012 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0129

Fax: +1 613-788-3537


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Mark Faassen

Mark Faassen is a partner in the Advocacy department at Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. His practise focuses on medical defence and health law, counseling medical professionals in civil litigation, professional regulatory and administrative law matters.

Mark has advocated for clients before numerous administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Discipline, Quality Assurance, and Fitness to Practice Committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, as well as in several levels of the Ontario courts. He has also appeared as counsel at Coroner's inquests, and in hospital privileges and consent and capacity matters.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Mark worked in visual research and rights clearance for documentary films at a television production company. As an author, Mark has published in the Queen's Law Journal and the Supreme Court Law Review.

Mark volunteers with local organizations including the Law Help Ontario Program, operated by Pro Bono Law Ontario, as well as the Haven Too emergency shelter for youth. He has served on the board of directors of a local non-profit organization. He currently serves as a member of Gowling WLG's Ottawa Anti-Racism Action Committee

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2011

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD (cum laude)
  • 2005

    • Education
      McGill University, MA, Political Science
  • 2002

    • Education
      Ryerson University, BA Hons, Radio & Television Arts


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates Society
  • Canadian Association of Radiologists, Medical Legal Actions and Mock Trial presentation, April 2014
  • Queen's University, School of Medicine, Medical Legal Actions and Mock Trial presentation, November 2012
  • "Annual Report on Applications for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada: the 2010-2011 Term" (Henry S. Brown, Q.C. and Mark Faassen) 56 SCLR (2d), 2011
  • "A Fine Balance: the Regulation of Canadian Religious Broadcasting" 37(1) Queen's Law Journal, 2011