Jonathan Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of its Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining & Infrastructure groups. Jonathan advises and represents multinational companies on a variety of environment, health and safety matters, including product content, dangerous goods transportation, regulated wastes, food and drug safety, extended producer responsibilities and contaminated lands matters. He appears before both EHS tribunals and civil courts across Canada.
Jonathan is a frequent speaker and writer on EHS matters and has ongoing and comprehensive involvement with sustainable fashion developments, new models for end-of-life electronics recovery, and food waste diversion matters. He is an active participant on EHS issues in a number of national and international industry associations, such as the International Bar Association’s Environmental Health and Safety Committee. Recently, he successfully participated in founding one of North America’s first circular economy Producer Responsibility Organizations.
He is author of the second edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review (Canada chapter) and the upcoming Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Chemicals chapter). His most recent publications include “Extended Producer Responsibility Models for Delivery Design for the Environment” in Law Text’s Environmental Liability – Law, Policy and Practice and “Independent Producer Responsibility and North America’s First Circular Economy Law” set to be published in the inaugural edition of Detritus, the International Waste Management Journal.