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.