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Greg Gilhooly

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Greg joined Sport Law to offer his significant legal experience and governance expertise to Canadian sport. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. During law school Greg played for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues hockey team. His commitment to sport began in the community and has remained a lifelong passion.

After working as a corporate lawyer at leading Canadian law firms, Greg served as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at an international media company listed on the NYSE. Greg was a founding director of TV3, Ireland’s first private national television network and has extensive experience in both legal and operational matters, including responsibility for governance and litigation matters at the highest levels.

Greg’s legal career progressed while he was keeping a dark secret. As a teenager growing up in Winnipeg, Greg was sexually abused by hockey coach Graham James, one of Canada's most notorious sex offenders. When Greg stepped back from his formal legal career, he courageously advocated for changes to Canada's pardon and parole laws with respect to sexual offenders. Greg’s story has been featured in national and international media and in his book “I Am Nobody” which describes, among other things, the failure of institutions to safeguard vulnerable participants.  Greg makes regular media appearances on the subject of abuse in sports and has appeared before the Canadian Parliamentary House Standing Committee on Justice and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs to speak on these issues. 

Greg offers an invaluable perspective as both a lawyer and a victim of sexual abuse. He continues to be an advocate for a safer and more inclusive sport environment so that all participants can thrive and is excited to bring his vast legal, governance and lived experience to the Canadian sport sector.

Greg has been active in his local community as a minor hockey coach and a director of his local minor hockey association. He has been recognized for his contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society and he is a former director of several community organizations and the Toronto International Film Festival. Greg is currently on the board of Voice Found, a non-profit organization that supports victims of sex trafficking.

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