Max Faille, Partner, Gowling WLG, Vancouver, BC. Named Benchmark Canada’s Aboriginal Law Litigator of the Year for 2016, Max Faille served until recently as national leader of the Indigenous Law Group at Gowling WLG, which was honoured by Best Lawyers in Canada as “Aboriginal Law Firm of the Year” for 2018-2019. Max’s clients consist of Indigenous governments, businesses and entrepreneurs across Canada, as well as private sector interests and other governments seeking to work with Indigenous communities. In addition to legal representation in the courts and in negotiations, Max regularly provides advice on matters of Aboriginal and treaty rights, First Nation taxation, self-government, Aboriginal consultation and accommodation, Impact and Benefit Agreements, and Indigenous economic development. Among numerous recognitions and awards for his work in Aboriginal law, Max is recognized as a leading lawyer in Aboriginal Law in Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada, Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Energy, and Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining. Max represented the Assembly of First Nations in the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark Bastien and Dube cases that breathed new life into the First Nation income tax exemption.