Marlena Bova  

Counsel

Executive Summary

Marlena is the firm's in-house counsel, with a focus on risk and conflicts.

She has a background in civil litigation and previously practiced in our specialized litigation group, with an emphasis on:

  • large infrastructure disputes
  • professional negligence claims
  • access to information
  • commercial and general liability matters

Marlena has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and arbitral tribunals in various jurisdictions. She has also acted in Judicial Review applications of Veteran's Review and Appeal Board decisions regarding pension and entitlement matters before the Federal Court of Canada.

Marlena now applies her advocacy background to assist our professionals with the determination of conflicts of interest, mitigation of risk, the use of technology assisted review and AI, data protection, professional liability matters and regulatory compliance, amongst other things.

Representative Work

  • Counsel for a design build contractor, arising out of the design and construction of a highway infrastructure project in southern Manitoba.
  • Counsel for an EPC contractor involved in a dispute with the owner and operator of a carbon capture facility.​
  • Regularly represents owners, general contracting firms and subcontractors on matters ranging from residential construction to major infrastructure projects throughout western Canada.
  • Has represented contractors, architectural and engineering firms in disputes involving building failures, geotechnical issues, and builder’s lien actions
  • Has acted as counsel for surety and insurance companies in respect of performance bonds and labour and material bonds.
  • Acts regularly as counsel for insurers defending claims brought against insureds as well as providing opinions respecting Builders Risk/COC, CGL and E&O policy coverage issues.
  • Assisted as Counsel for the Receiver in the Receiverships of Spyglass Resources Corp. with respect to evaluation of builder’s liens claims.​

Publications & Presentations