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Kyle Morrow Ottawa Lawyer

Kyle Morrow

Associate Fasken
Every person who engages political officials should identify and mitigate against potential legal and reputational risks.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2017
Language(s) English
Office(s) Ottawa
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Kyle Morrow’s practice is focused on political law. He advises clients on their compliance obligations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government in the areas of lobbying, conflicts of interest, campaign finance, anti-bribery and corruption, whistleblowing, and procurement integrity.

Kyle routinely assists clients in drafting policies, procedures and internal controls, which minimize exposure to legal and reputational risks. He also routinely conducts audits and reviews of clients’ existing policies, procedures and internal controls.

In addition to advising clients on their compliance obligations, Kyle also defends clients who are being investigated or prosecuted for political offences under the Criminal Code, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Canada Elections Act, the Conflict of Interest Act, and the Lobbying Act. Political offences include bribery, fraud, illegal lobbying, obstruction, influence peddling, and breach of trust.

Kyle has assisted clients who are being investigated by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying for Canada, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner for Canada, the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections, the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar for British Columbia, the Office of the Ethics Commissioner for Alberta, and the Office of the Integrity Commissioner for Ontario. He has also been exposed to criminal proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice, having previously interned with a prominent criminal defense firm. Kyle has assisted a variety of clients, including industry associations, corporations, parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, and lobbyists.

Kyle currently sits on the executive for the Canadian Bar Association’s Law of Lobbying and Ethics Committee and the Ontario Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee. He also currently teaches in the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University.

Kyle is interested in public policy and politics. He has volunteered on election campaigns in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. He also previously volunteered in the Office of the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

  • Recognized as Ones to Watch in Administrative and Public Law in Ottawa, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022
  • Martin Mason Memorial Award in Constitutional Law, University of Ottawa 2016
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Education

  • JD, (Cum Laude) University of Ottawa
  • BA Hons (First Class Honours) St. Francis Xavier University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association 
Speaker Protecting Your Company in the Age of Conflict: An Overview of Public Sector Ethics Laws, Lobbying Laws and Conflict of Interest Laws Fasken Toronto Symposium (8th Edition) location location Toronto, ON

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