Emily McCartney Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2013 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1000 ext. 31851

Fax: +1 403-263-9193

Email: emily.mccartney@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary

Emily McCartney

Emily McCartney is a dedicated and effective problem-solver.

Emily is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office and an experienced and successful litigator. She represents her clients at all levels of courts and tribunals in Alberta, and in mediations and alternate dispute resolution. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, and medical defence.

Emily advises project developers on how best to structure and secure their projects in order to comply with and make the most of the applicable regulatory rules. Her experience covers energy, environment, and transportation.

Emily is an empathetic and trusted adviser and a loyal advocate for her clients, with her emphasis on finding practical solutions to complex legal issues.

Emily gives back to her community as a volunteer with Pro Bono Law Alberta's King's Bench Amicus Program and the Civil Claims Duty Counsel program, which provide free legal advice to low-income litigants.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2012

    • Education
      University of Calgary, JD
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Victoria, BA


Better Than Average Returns: Making the Most of your Investment in Mediation, ADR Perspectives, Dec. 2018 <https://adric.ca/adr-perspectives/better-than-average-returns-making-the-most-of-your-investment-in-mediation/>

Barristers Briefs: Alberta court clarifies tracing principles in Ponzi schemes, CBA Law Matters, vol 42, no. 1, June 2017 <https://issuu.com/cbaalberta/docs/law_matters_spring_2017_final>

Corporate self-representation in arbitration, ADR Perspectives, Dec. 2016 <http://adric.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/McCartneySilverberg_Corporate-Self-Representation-in-Arbitrations.pdf>

Summary Judgment is the New Black: Why Arbitrators Can and Should Hear Motions for Summary Judgment, ADR Perspectives, Sep. 2014 <http://www.adric.ca/pdf/McCartneyEmily_SummaryJudgmentistheNewBlack.pdf>


Current State of the Law on Pre-Judgment Remedies, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference, May 2, 2018, Edmonton, Alberta

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