Robin Junger is a Partner at the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP (“McMillan”). He also serves as McMillan’s National Co-Chair of the Aboriginal and Environmental Group as well as the Co-Chair for the firm’s Oil and Gas Group. Frequently recognized by Chambers Global, Lexpert, and Best Lawyers, Junger is a leading name in the fields of environmental and Aboriginal law.
Junger is a graduate of the JD Class of 1991 from the law school at UBC. While completing his law degree Junger studied as a Wesbrook Scholar. Prior to attending law school, Junger received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary in 1992. Following law school he clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and completed an LLM at Harvard University in 1993.
Prior to joining McMillan as a Partner in 2011, Junger held a variety of executive positions within the British Columbia Public Service. His former titles include: Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources; Deputy Minister of Energy and Clean Technology; Head of the Environmental Assessment Office; Chair of the Oil and Gas Commission; and Chief Treaty Negotiator. During his public service career Junger also played an instrumental role in the development and enactment of several pieces of leading environmental legislation including the Environmental Management Act, the Clean Energy Act, and the Public Health Act.
Junger’s legal practice at McMillan involves a diverse range of clientele ranging from mining and energy companies to governments and First Nations. He has appeared before a variety of courts as well as regulatory and administrative bodies. He is widely published in the areas of environmental law and Indigenous reconciliation. Junger is also often called upon by Canada and British Columbia’s leading media outlets for commentary on changes and updates to environmental policies and legislation and developments concerning Indigenous reconciliation. Junger also served as Sessional Instructor for the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria where he taught courses on private international law and public international law.