Mark Faassen Associate

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

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Mark Faassen

Mark Faassen is an associate in the advocacy department at Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. His practice focuses on civil litigation and regulatory/administrative law with an emphasis on health law, professional liability, medical negligence defence and professional disciplinary matters.

Mark has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Discipline Committee and Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and the Ontario Small Claims Court.

During his studies, Mark completed internships with the legal directorate of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic. Prior to entering law, Mark worked in visual research and rights clearance for documentary films at a television production company.

Mark volunteers with local organizations including the Law Help Ontario Program (Ottawa Help Centre) operated by Pro Bono Law Ontario. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for Celebration! Church Ottawa.

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