Jean-François Gagnon

Lawyer, Partner - Montréal

Québec Bar 1987
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Jean-François Gagnon is the Chief Executive Officer of Langlois Lawyers. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, corporate governance, strategy, crisis management, ethics and deontology. He has wide-ranging experience in matters involving directors’ and officers’ liability, the management of not-for-profit organizations, construction law and insurance law.

Jean-François also has extensive experience in matters involving professional liability, and has acted in matters involving the liability of directors and officers of financial institutions, lawyers, architects, engineers, and professionals in the medical and hospital fields. He is also well-versed in disciplinary and professional law.


Civil Law, LL.B., Laval University, 1986

Diploma in French Literature, Laval University, 1983        





Other Publications

2018 – “Confidentiality of internal documents – Recent decision departs from Solmax ruling”, co-authored with Léonie Derome, published in Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine, March 2018

2017 – “Indemnisation du gouvernement face à celle de l’industrie : une cohabitation devra se développer” (Government indemnification versus indemnification by the industry: the two must learn to cohabit), Journal de l’Assurance

2017 – “Les assureurs responsables des communications émises par leurs distributeurs en leur nom, préviennent les avocats” (Insurers are liable for communications issued by their distributors on their behalf, lawyers warn), Journal de l’Assurance  

2017 – “La technologie à l’assaut du droit” (Technology’s assault on the law), Les Affaires

2015 – “Contrat de réassurance : notions et principes” (Reinsurance policies: concepts and principles) and “Les ententes de réassurance” (Reinsurance agreements), in collaboration with Valérie Lemaire, in Sébastien Lanctôt et al., Le contrat d’assurance de dommages et le contrat de réassurance : sujets choisis (Property and casualty insurance policies and reinsurance contracts: selected topics), Montréal, LexisNexis

Professional Associations

Since 2020 – Member of The Advocates’ Society

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