Leanne Desbarats  


Executive Summary

Leanne Desbarats is an associate in our Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Group in our Calgary office. Leanne focuses her practice on commercial litigation and regulatory law with an emphasis on energy and environmental law. She acts and advises clients in these areas and has experience in regulatory proceedings before the Alberta Utilities Commission as well as proceedings at the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench.

Leanne both summered and articled with the firm.

Publications & Presentations


  • Co-Author, "Renewables in Alberta: New Policies, New Opportunities," Volume 54, Issue 2, Alberta Law Review, November 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Renewables in Alberta: New Policies, New Opportunities" Canada Energy Law Foundation’s Jasper Seminar / Alberta Law Review’s Petroleum Law Edition, 2016.
  • Author, "Limiting damages for loss of profits and loss of production under the AIPN 2012 Model Form International Operating Agreement," 7 Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 2014.


  • ​Co-Presenter, "Renewables in Alberta: New Policies, New Opportunities," Canadian Institute Environmental Law and Regulation Conference, 2016.
  • Co-Presenter, "Drug and Alcohol Update," HRIA Calgary Chapter Legal Conference​, March 10, 2014.​

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