Patrick Gajos

Director and General Counsel

Patrick is a Director and General Counsel to Sussex Strategy Group. He has a decade of experience working with all three levels of government, its agencies and stakeholders.

Patrick is uniquely positioned to help navigate the complexities of government relations and regulated environments. He works with clients to minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity, particularly during periods of uncertainty, volatility or crisis.

Clients value Patrick’s ability to navigate complex and high-stakes situations which he helps translate into holistic business advice.

A lawyer by training, Patrick started his career at McCarthy Tétrault LLP acting for both public and private sector entities. He developed a practice focused on advancing the interests of his clients participating in Ontario’s energy and infrastructure industry.

Patrick recently served as the Director of Policy to Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development, Mines and Indigenous Affairs. He led in the development of public policy in Ontario's energy sector, collaborating across ministry portfolios and the government’s economic respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. He previously advised the Ontario Energy Board as an analyst in the Strategic Policy and Legal Services division.

Patrick received his HBA from the University of Toronto, and his JD from Queen’s University Law School where he volunteered in the Correctional Law Project (Pro Bono Ontario), held leadership roles in student government and received several academic awards.

Patrick is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association and is active in various energy associations. He previously sat on a steering committee to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation.