Brian Zeiler-Kligman joins the firm as a Senior Associate, Ontario Government Relations. Prior to joining Sussex, Brian was most recently the Vice President of Sustainability at Canada’s National Brewers, a major industry association. He has also served as the Director of Policy at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, after having worked as Director of International Policy and Arbitration at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Policy papers authored by Brian while at these organizations have been endorsed and incorporated into political platforms at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. In addition, Brian has published scholarly articles addressing issues in health, social and trade and investment policy. In each of his roles, Brian has advanced the agendas of the organizations and their respective members, having a keen understanding of the interface between business and government.
Brian holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa; a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University; and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Ontario Bar. Brian’s education and experience make him uniquely qualified to help Sussex’s clients to navigate legislative, regulatory and policy challenges when dealing with the Ontario government.
The Ontario Government Relations practice continues to be led by Joseph Ragusa, whose experience and depth of understanding of the provincial government has made Sussex a market leader in this area.