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 commercial litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory proceedings. Emily has a breadth of experience in, among other things, financial services, fraud, corporate investigations, white-collar crime, disputes involving shareholders and directors & officers, disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions, civil enforcement, debtor and creditor disputes, environmental enforcement, transportation and employment matters including defending employers in dismissal disputes and from criminal charges arising from occupational health and safety legislation.

Emily has significant courtroom experience, and has acted as counsel in the Alberta Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench, and Provincial Court and the Federal Court of Canada. She has also acted as counsel in administrative proceedings, including before the Canada Transportation Agency and the Alberta Securities Commission.

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 in private litigation practice at two international law firms.  

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