Laurie articled and practiced in Edmonton with a focus on commercial litigation and competition law. Relocating to Calgary in 1997, Laurie moved to in-house legal counsel managing a wide range of litigation and regulatory issues as well as corporate commercial work in the energy sector. She has held senior legal counsel roles with a number of companies in the energy sector, with a focus on oil and gas. For 7 years prior to joining BLG, Laurie worked as senior legal counsel for a storage facility overseeing commercial agreements with storage customers, construction contracts, environmental agreements, land acquisitions, and legal/regulatory matters. Laurie knows first-hand the challenges of expanding and operating a physical facility in Alberta and the associated regulatory requirements. After 16 years as in-house counsel, Laurie brings a strong appreciation of clients' business objectives and the ability to align those objectives with legal strategy in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings.
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Past Administrator for the Calgary Bar Admission Course on behalf of the Legal Education Society of Alberta
•Past Legal Writer/Researcher for the on-line component of the current CPLED course, Bar Admission, Legal Education Society of Alberta. This project involved creating substantive materials to facilitate the education and ethical integrity of new lawyers.