David G. Henley
Mr. Henley is vice-president and general counsel at Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Prior to joining Irving Shipbuilding, he was a partner in the Halifax office of the law firm of Stewart McKelvey for 14 years. He is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Business Administration in 1989 and Bachelor of Laws in 2000) and Dalhousie University (Master of Laws in Marine and Environmental Law in 2003). After a career in the army as an artillery officer, Mr. Henley was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2001. He retired from the Canadian Army Reserve as a Brigadier–General in 2015 with 30 years of service. After returning from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the United States and invested as a Member of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General. Mr. Henley is a past chair of the Marine Practice Group of Stewart McKelvey and of the CBA Environmental Law Subsection, Nova Scotia. He has written, presented and published papers on a variety of marine and environment-related subjects. Mr. Henley is an Associate of the Marine Environmental Law Institute and a member of the part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law where he taught Fisheries Law from 2004 to 2015.
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