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About Cate

Cate maintains a hybrid practice that encompasses general commercial litigation as well as anti-bribery, corruption and white collar criminal investigations. She is a member of the Blakes Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance group and has experience advising on a variety of anti-bribery and corruption issues, including the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and various Criminal Code provisions related to fraud, bribery and corruption.

In her commercial litigation practice, Cate has successfully represented clients before the Alberta Court of King’s Bench and has assisted with matters before administrative tribunals, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has experience in a variety of areas, including complex contractual claims, insurance defence, and administrative and public law.

Prior to joining Blakes, Cate articled and worked as a litigation associate at a leading global law firm where she specialized in anti-bribery, corruption and compliance.  

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Representative matters in which Cate has been involved include:

  • Assisting senior counsel on the successful court approval of the first federal remediation agreement in Canada

Professional Activities

Cate is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society. Cate is also an active board member with the YWCA Banff.


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2022
JD, University of Victoria – 2021
JD (Exchange Term), National University of Singapore – 2020
BA (Hon.), University of Victoria – 2017

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