Rochelle’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and environmental and Indigenous law matters. She has experience litigating disputes in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure industries.
Rochelle provides strategic advice to clients in the development of natural resources projects. She advises on project permits and approvals, compliance with regulatory requirements, and environmental assessments. She also assists clients in building relationships, resolving disputes and negotiating agreements with Indigenous communities.
Rochelle has particular experience in complex contractual disputes and judicial reviews of decisions made by administrative bodies. She has appeared as counsel before arbitral and administrative tribunals, and at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining Blakes, Rochelle clerked for five justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.