Alexander Pless

General Counsel Commercial Law Directorate
Department of Justice, Quebec Regional Office

ALEXANDER PLESS is RegionalManager and Senior Counsel for the Departmentof Justice Commercial Law Directorate, Government of Canada.Hepractices administrative law, constitutional law, and Crown liability.  He teaches Judicial Review of AdministrativeAction at McGill University.  He is a member of the bars of Quebec and NewYork and has appeared before all levels of court in Canada.  Mr. Pless hasacted as counsel for the Attorney General of Canada in such cases as same-sexmarriage, the Reference re Securities Commission of Canada, and a number ofjudicial reviews related to national security matters (e.g. passports and the'no-fly' Specified Persons List.)