Emily is a lawyer and arbitrator with Dentons Canada LLP. Based in Ottawa, Emily’s practice has a strong focus on various arbitration matters. She represents clients in domestic and international disputes involving product liability and professional negligence claims, mining industry agreements, sports disputes, and construction matters, among others. She has particular expertise in issues of jurisdiction and procedure, and extensive experience under many institutional rulesets, including the ICC, ICDR, CIArb, JAMS, VanIAC, and ADRIC Rules.
Emily was appointed to the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation’s (“DRC”) roster of arbitrators in January 2022, after having completed the DRC’s Arbitrator Training Course. As an arbitrator for the DRC, Emily decides international commercial disputes arising between DRC members in relation to transactions for fresh produce in North America. Emily is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits as a member of the ADRIC Committee’s Arbitration Modernization Project, working alongside Canada’s leading arbitration professionals.
To complement her practice, Emily is active in the legal community through her involvement with various pro bono and arbitration commitments. She coaches the University of Ottawa’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team and sits as an arbitrator for the competition in Vienna each year. She also coaches the Dentons/uOttawa Negotiation Team, who took home first place at the national competition and third place at the international competition, which took place in Rome earlier this year.