Alyssa Duke
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9748

Alyssa has a broad corporate commercial litigation practice and has experience in class actions, construction, and oil and gas litigation, as well as securities regulation and securities litigation.

Prior to joining Blakes, Alyssa practised at an international law firm with an emphasis on professional liability and director and officer disputes. She gained experience in construction litigation over the course of representing engineers and architects named in multi-party commercial disputes.

Alyssa has appeared in the Alberta provincial court, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal and was second chair in a Supreme Court of Canada matter. She has also participated in regulatory interviews with the Alberta Securities Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

Alyssa has extensive experience managing large-scale e-discovery for complex commercial matters and working with oil and gas, construction, and accounting experts.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Defended a TSX-listed oil and gas company and a number of current and former directors and officers of the company against multiple shareholder class actions in Canada

  • Represented dealers and advisers in regulatory interviews relating to allegations of failure to properly follow Know Your Client obligations, insider trading and tipping

  • Acted for a structural engineer and coordinating professional named in a dispute involving alleged building deficiencies

  • Defended a homebuilder and contractor in a claim for damages as a result of the 2013 flood

  • Acted for an operator involved in a dispute with its joint-venture partner over unpaid invoices, cost overruns and failure to follow appropriate Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada accounting procedures

  • Acted for an engineer that was named in a dispute involving a pipeline failure

  • Defended an insurance broker who was alleged to have made a misrepresentation in an insurance application and breached his duty of care

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Securities Litigation, November 26, 2018.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: Confidential Investigations - Prejudicial Participant Gag Orders or Ensuring Investigation Integrity?
Seventh Annual Securities Symposium, The Advocates’ Society, Toronto, Ontario, September 11, 2017.
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