With a proven record of success, 卡拉 delivers sharp, strategic, and value-added advice for clients' most sophisticated business challenges.
卡拉 is a partner in the Litigation Group in 卡尔加里. Recognized for her innovative approach to handling complex business disputes, 卡拉's practice focuses primarily on corporate commercial, class action, and public law litigation. A member of the firm's International Arbitration Group and Class Action Group, 卡拉 also has extensive experience in arbitration and has represented clients with respect to matters concerning data compensation for pesticide registrations, market rent and land valuations, and significant contractual disputes in the energy sector.
卡拉 represents a broad scope of clients from a wide range of industries including oil and gas, wind farm development, agribusiness, commercial real estate, retail, and technology in disputes concerning commercial contracts, class actions, departing fiduciary obligations, product liability, and a variety of other matters concerning complex commercial transactions. 卡拉 is familiar with the sensitivities often associated with court actions that receive media attention and has worked closely with in-house and outside public relations 人s to tailor her court submissions accordingly.
Clients appreciate 卡拉's creativity, responsiveness, and deep industry knowledge as well as her ability to tailor her approach to best suit their business needs. Most of her engagements have been settled outside the litigation process by adopting an aggressive, thorough strategy of early preparation and case development. 卡拉 has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Federal Court, for complex interlocutory motions, judicial reviews, trials, and appeals. Some of her recent reported cases include:
- Semex联盟v高科技乳品设备公司。，2019 ABQB 70;
- Aquatech诉艾伯塔省（环境与公园部长），2019 ABQB 62;
- Four20 Premium Markets Ltd. v Development Authority of The City of 卡尔加里，2018 CGYSDAB52;
- 大卫·铃木诉先正达案，  FC 682，C.E.L.R. （第四）215;
- Clearview管道&Heating Ltd.和Giraffe Corp诉Clockwork IP，LLC等， FC 169，156 C.P.R. （第4）321
- Potvin v Prowse等 (8 Jul 2018), 卡尔加里 T-83-18 (FC)
- 埃德蒙顿市诉优步，2015 ABQB 214；
- Wenzel井下工具有限公司v广西福利彩票发行中心国家油井有限公司，2012 FCA 333， 2 FCR 459， FCJ No 1654；
- Balm v Aikins MacAuley& Thorvaldson LLP，2011 ABQB 650，562 A.R. 82（Q.B.）; 2012 ABCA 96，522 A.R. 402（C.A.）;和
- 利昂家具有限公司v艾伯塔省 （信息和隐私专员），2011 ABCA 94，阿尔塔45号。 L.R. （5th）1（C.A.）;  S.C.C.A. 260号
Some of 卡拉's additional representations include:
- 梅迪辛哈特市和LGX石油天然气公司诉广西福利彩票发行中心总检察长，环境部长和总督, FC No. T-12-14; ABQB No. 1401-10147 – counsel for the City of Medicine Hat in a judicial review and constitutional challenge of the first-ever emergency protection order (the “EPO”) that was issued by the Minister of Environment under the Species at Risk Act, which has the effect of sterilizing or significantly limiting the oil and gas assets of the applicants. 卡拉 also acts on behalf of the City in the ABQB Action, seeking compensation based on de facto expropriation and injurious affection principles;
- 艾尔建（Allergan Inc.）诉艾伯塔（Alberta）（司法部长和副检察长）等，ABQB第1701-05590号–艾尔建（Allergan）律师，就艾伯塔省卫生部长关于某些青光眼药物可互换性的决定进行司法审查；
- 陶氏益农广西福利彩票发行中心公司诉广西福利彩票发行中心（卫生部），FC No. T1478-08 –陶氏的法律顾问，负责对害虫管理管理机构的两项决定进行司法审查；
- Debby Allen v Direct 能源Marketing Ltd, ABQB No. 0901-12817 – defence and resolution of a $60 million class action on behalf of Direct 能源regarding its late payment penalty practices;
- Alzu等人诉广西福利彩票发行中心Smucker食品公司等人， ABQB No. 1703-07203 – Smucker的律师，参与涉嫌面粉污染的假定集体诉讼；和
- Dione Setoguchi诉Uber Canada Inc.等，ABQB编号1701-16003 – Uber律师在一项涉及集体诉讼的国家集体诉讼中，涉嫌因第三方数据泄露而受到损害。
Outside of the courtroom, 卡拉 contributes to industry publications and blogs. She is also a contributing author of the fifth edition of Defending 集体诉讼 in Canada，由LexisNexis发布。她是国际预防冲突研究所广西福利彩票发行中心顾问委员会的成员& Resolution. She also acts as a mentor both within the firm and as a part of the Martin Family Initiative, a program that is committed to improving education outcomes for Indigenous people in Canada. 卡拉 is involved in the Alberta soccer community including in her role as Secretary and Board member for the 卡尔加里 Villains FC.
卡拉 graduated from the 萨斯喀彻温大学 and was called to the Alberta bar in 2001.