Alan Ross is the Managing Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Calgary office, as well as National Leader for the Firm's Public Policy and Government Relations Group. Alan practices administrative and regulatory law with a focus on regulatory proceedings of provincial and national importance in the areas of pipeline transmission, oil and natural gas, renewables and electricity markets. As well, he practices in the international trade area, including NAFTA and Canadian International Trade Tribunal dispute resolution and has extensive knowledge in corporate governance and telecommunications issues.
Alan has appeared on behalf of energy clients before the National Energy Board, as well as provincial regulators, including the Alberta Energy Regulator (formerly known as the Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board), the Alberta Utilities Commission, the British Columbia Utilities Commission and the Ontario Energy Board. Alan also has significant experience with regulators in the United Kingdom and the European Union, as well as the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
From 2013 to 2014, Alan served as the Province of Alberta’s Representative to Ottawa and the Toronto-Montréal corridor, a Deputy Minister-level position, reporting directly to the Premier of Alberta. In this capacity, Alan represented the Government of Alberta at a federal level, and advised the Premier and other senior government officials on pipelines, oil and gas markets, foreign investment, climate change, carbon pricing and other energy policy issues.
Prior to joining BLG, Alan worked for a leading international energy infrastructure company (with a strong focus on pipelines and power generation) from 2002 to 2006. From 1997 to 2001, Alan practiced in the corporate/commercial department of an international law firm based in London, England. His practice was focused on serving a number of overseas clients.
Alan is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, the Canadian Energy Executive Association and the Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council.