Speaker Profiles

Guy Giorno

Guy Giorno

National Campaign Chair

Conservative Party

Guy Giorno is a partner in Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, where he practises public law with an emphasis on accountability and ethics laws. He is also a fellow with the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance.

Guy originally joined Fasken Martineau in June 2002. He rejoined the partnership in January 2011 after serving two and one-half years as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper.   Observers have remarked that his term as chief of staff was characterized by a singular focus on the economy and a fierce determination to avoid the media spotlight.

In 2011 Guy served as National Campaign Chair for the successful re-election effort of the Conservative Party of Canada.  Voters returned the Harper Government to office with an increased share of the popular vote and clear majority of seats in the House of Commons.

Before joining Fasken Martineau, Guy worked as chief of staff and legal counsel to the 22nd Premier of the Province of Ontario, Mike Harris.  During his service in the Office of the Premier, the news media referred to Guy as “the intellectual heart of the government” … “widely respected for his intelligence” … “the leading intellectual force” … and “brilliant.”

He is widely recognized as Canada's leading expert on lobbying legislation and lobbyist registration law. He is co-author of the legal text Lobbying in Canada and routinely speaks, writes and advises clients on this emerging, complex field of law.

Guy’s skill in writing has been recognized in two separate Ovation Awards conferred by the International Association of Business Communicators (Toronto). Much sought-after as a speaker, he has delivered presentations and speeches to numerous audiences and organizations. His analysis is quoted frequently in the news media.

Dividing his time between Toronto and the nation’s capital, Guy resides in Nepean with his wife and two children.

With over 650 lawyers, Fasken Martineau has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London, Paris and Johannesburg.

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