Renee Reichelt
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9698

Renee’s practice focuses on corporate commercial litigation areas, including banking litigation, securities litigation, class action litigation, shareholder disputes and oppression actions, oil and gas litigation, negligence and contract disputes, employment matters, land development disputes, and environmental litigation. She also routinely acts on matters involving fraud litigation and reputational risk.

Renee has extensive experience in litigating and advising clients in the financial services industry, including major banks and investment dealers.

Renee has trial, appeal and chambers experience in Alberta and British Columbia and has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, both the Alberta and British Columbia courts of appeal, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the British Columbia Supreme Court.

She has also represented parties before administrative, regulatory and disciplinary tribunals, including the Alberta Securities Commission, the British Columbia Securities Commission and IIROC, as well as at arbitrations and mediations. 


Recent representative matters include:

  • Acting as counsel on numerous cases, including class actions, shareholder disputes and cases relating to allegations of fraud, such as Ponzi schemes and mortgage fraud schemes

  • Lead counsel for a leading renewable resource company on a constructive trust claim involving a 150-megawatt wind farm

  • Alberta counsel for a Schedule 1 bank on a class action relating to allegations associated with merchant discount fees

  • Representing public and private companies and individuals before various regulators, including the Alberta Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission, on a variety of alleged securities law violations, including liability relating to accounting restatements

  • Counsel for investment dealers and advisers in civil and regulatory securities actions

  • Acting for financial institutions in alleged privacy breaches, including at the Federal Court of Canada, in all matters that involve reputational risk and in relation to third-party demands for information, including all investigatory bodies and other litigants

  • Routinely acting for investment dealers and advisers in claims alleging negligence and allegations of unsuitable and discretionary training

  • Extensive experience in matters involving extraordinary relief, including injunctions and Anton Pillar orders


Renee is recognized in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Dispute Resolution: Next Generation Partner)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Litigation: General Commercial – Alberta)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019-2020 (Class Action Litigation)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2018 Edition (Future Star)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Litigation: General Commercial – Alberta)

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2015 (Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40)

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