Emily McCartney Associate

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 is an associate in the firm’s Advocacy Group. She acts as counsel in regulatory and environmental proceedings, commercial litigation, and dispute resolution.

Emily has a breadth of experience in, among other things, financial services, fraud, corporate investigations, white-collar crime, disputes involving shareholders and directors and officers, disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, environmental enforcement, transportation safety and regulation, employment matters including defending employers in dismissal disputes and from criminal charges arising from occupational health and safety legislation, insurance coverage, and civil enforcement.

Emily has significant courtroom experience, and has acted as counsel in the Alberta Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench, and Provincial Court, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Canada Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. She has also acted as counsel in a variety of administrative proceedings, including before the Canada Transportation Agency, the Alberta Securities Commission, and the Subdivision Development Appeals Board.

Emily is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including private and court-assisted mediations, judicial dispute resolution, administrative dispute resolution including processes in the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission of Alberta, a well as in domestic and international arbitrations under various legislation and rules.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Emily was in-house legal counsel at a major public company, and worked in private litigation at a large international law firm.  

Career & Recognition

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  • 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