WeirFoulds Boosts its Health Law, Regulatory and Public Policy Practice with the Addition of John Risk

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that John Risk has joined the firm as a partner focusing on regulatory agencies, health law and policy, and privacy. The addition of John to WeirFoulds adds to our already deep rooted experience in these areas further expanding our capabilities.

John brings a well-rounded and versatile perspective to his practice, having viewed regulatory and health law issues from a range of perspectives. In his over two decades of experience in regulation, John has served as General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer and as Director of Enforcement at a regulatory authority, as external counsel to health care organizations and regulatory colleges, and in senior policy positions with government.

The variety of his experience allows him to handle a myriad of issues affecting his main client base of health professional colleges and other regulators, industry associations, and health care organizations.

“WeirFoulds is a great firm and I am excited to be joining their dynamic team,” said John. “WeirFoulds is client-focused and progressive in its service delivery. A perfect fit for me and my clients.”

John has specific expertise in regulation and consumer protection as it relates to seniors’ care and housing.

John was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001, having completed his LL.B at the University of Toronto. John also completed his Certificate,  Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies at Harvard University in 2013.

John can be reached at, 416-947-5096, and via LinkedIn at John Risk.

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