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Biography

Roxanne was called to the New Brunswick and Ontario Bars in 2003. She practiced in New Brunswick and then Ontario before settling in Calgary and joining Carbert Waite LLP in 2008. Roxanne became a partner in the firm in 2013. She practices litigation with a focus on employment law, including human rights, privacy, and occupational health & safety matters. 

Roxanne represents both employers and employees in a wide range of complex employment law matters. Roxanne’s employment practice includes drafting employment agreements and workplace policies, advising on compliance with employment related laws, advising on terminations and negotiating settlements of wrongful and constructive dismissal claims. She regularly presents on topics related to employment law, privacy and human rights at various seminars and conferences.

Roxanne has conducted workplace investigations as an independent investigator including complaints of widespread sexual harassment in a manufacturing facility and bullying and harassment in major financial and education institutions. She has also supervised workplace investigations conducted both internally and by external parties.

Roxanne is Treasurer of the Women in Law Leadership Awards and on the board of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court. She also served as a Director of the Association of Women Lawyers for 10 years, concluding with a term as AWL’s President in 2017 and 2018. Roxanne is also on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s Privacy and Access Law Section.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario
    (B.A.(Hons.), 1998)
  • Dalhousie University
    (M.P.A., 2002; LL.B., 2002)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (2008)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (2003-2008)
  • Law Society of New Brunswick (2003-2008)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers
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