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Renee Reichelt

Renee Reichelt
Renee Reichelt Partner | Calgary
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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

  • Counsel in various class actions on behalf of a multinational technology company, a telecommunications company and various financial institutions

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

Renee is recognized in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2022-2023: Corporate and Commercial Litigation; 2019-2022: Class Action Litigation)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Dispute Resolution)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Litigation: General Commercial – Alberta)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2020 Edition (Litigation Star)

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

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

  • Chambers and Partners - 2019 Ranking (Alberta Litigation – Up and Coming)

  • 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)

Professional Activities

Renee is a director for the Alberta Theatre Projects, a not-for-profit professional theatre company in Calgary.

She also volunteers as an instructing lawyer for Pro Bono Students Canada Dare to Dream Pro Bono Legal Education project for Siksika Nation.

Renee is a contributing author to the fourth edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants, published by LexisNexis.


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2006
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2003
LL.B., University of British Columbia – 2002
B.A. (Criminology), Simon Fraser University – 1999

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