Julie G. Hopkins

Julie G. Hopkins: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (757 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0R3
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Executive Summary

Julie Hopkins is a senior litigator in our Commercial Litigation Group in our Calgary office. She assists clients with complex and technical litigation matters involving a wide variety of issues including oil & gas, insurance, corporate, employment and constitutional matters at both the trial and appellate levels, where she has significant experience.

Julie has also been involved in a number of complex arbitrations and mediations and in providing advice concerning various regulatory matters before the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and the National Energy Board. She sits as a Panel Chair on a statutory board and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has appeared at the Court of Appeal on appeals from decisions of the Alberta Utilities Commission and its predecessor. She has acted as agent for the Federal Crown prosecuting offences under federal statutes including the Income Tax Act and Excise Act.

Publications & Presentations

•Co-Author, “An Introduction to Decision-Making and Reasons for Decision,” the Canadian Institute, 2005.
•Co-Author, “Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. v. Soost: Alberta Court of Appeal Restates Principles Related to Damages for Wrongful Dismissal,” Lexology, 2010.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Appeal and Review
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Public Law Litigation and Arbitration
  • Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9677  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Calgary, B.A., Hons., Political Science, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1993
Year of First admission:
1994, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
•Member, Canada Expedited Arbitration Panel, ICDR Canada?
•Public Member, Panel Chair, Alberta Insurance Councils Appeal Board (which hears appeals from decisions of the Alberta Insurance Councils responsible for licensing and disciplining insurance agents, adjusters and brokers)
•Member, Insurance and Disaster Recovery Program Advisory Committee (Appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to provide advice concerning disaster recovery assistance and insurance issues related to the 2013 flooding of Southern Alberta). (2014-2015)
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, community school and various ski racing events around the Province

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Representing the Government of Alberta in defending a Charter challenge to the soft-tissue injury cap.; Representing a Lloyd's insurer in a complex international commercial arbitration concerning construction insurance.; Represented a health authority in a judicial review of its decision to relocate an obstetrics ward outside of a small town hospital.; Representing certain corporations in an action concerning complex issues of trust and corporate law arising out of an estate freeze.; Representing parties in arbitrations under Power Purchase Arrangements established pursuant to the Electric Utilities Act.; Representing an employer at the appeal of significant employment law case concerning damages.; Representing the Government of Alberta in litigation concerning the ATB and West Edmonton Mall/Ghermezian.; Representing a subcontractor in a large construction dispute related to the Athabasca Oilsands Project.; Representing a pipeline company in relation to a constitutional division of powers case.; Assistant to a member of the bi-national panels under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), involving reviewing decisions related to anti-dumping duties.

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    4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 05/03/10 in Commercial Litigation on 05/03/10

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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

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