Legal Expertise – Alberta & BC

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Jillian Frank

Jillian Frank joined Heenan Blaikie’s Litigation group in 2004 after articling with the firm. Ms. Frank practises primarily in the areas of civil litigation and employment, with an emphasis on administrative law, privacy, and human rights. Her past experience in these areas includes working for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and the Nova Scotia Privacy Commissioner.

During her legal studies at Dalhousie University, Ms. Frank was recognized in the areas of advocacy, administrative and labour law, with the A.S. Patillo Prize for Advocacy (2003), the Labour Law Prize (2002), and the William D. Outhit Prize in Administrative Law (2002).

Vancouver 604 891.1160
Calgary 403 232.8223

Andrea Zwack

Andrea Zwack joined Heenan Blaikie in 1993 after completing articles in Calgary and serving a one-year clerkship to the Honourable Mr. Justice Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ms. Zwack focuses her practice on labour and employment law, human rights, and constitutional and administrative law. She advises and represents both private and public sector employers on issues relating to unionization and collective agreement negotiation and administration, privacy, disability, harassment and other human rights issues, in addition to general employment law matters under federal jurisdiction and provincial jurisdiction in Alberta and British Columbia. She has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as the British Columbia, Alberta, and Canada Labour Relations Boards, Human Rights Tribunals, Employment Standards Tribunal, arbitration boards, and other administrative tribunals.

Ms. Zwack is adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia. She has written several papers and articles on labour and human rights issues, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. She also represents employer groups in lobbying and advocacy related to labour and employment policy and legislation.

Vancouver 604 891.1161

David Myrol

David Myrol may well be the leading authority on occupational health and safety law in Western Canada. He is the Chair of the McLennan Ross OHS Practice Group and a partner in the firm. Before joining the firm he was a civil litigator, a criminal defence lawyer, and a criminal prosecutor. He then became Alberta’s first full-time OHS Prosecutor where he prosecuted most of the leading OHS cases in Alberta. In that capacity he also developed and taught an investigative skills training program for government OHS investigators and helped create policies governing their conduct in the field.

His unique background and knowledge provides a rare and practical insight into the way the system works. It also explains why he is a sought after consultant to government and industry alike. His practice consists entirely of OHS law including the criminal aspects of a workplace accident. He publishes an OHS Newsletter with a wide following, he is a regular columnist for Alberta Oil Magazine, he is often seen presenting at OHS seminars, and is frequently quoted or published in magazines like OHS Canada, OHS Magazine, Insider Safety Compliance and others.

Calgary 780.482.9290

David Corry

David Corry is a partner in Gowlings’ Calgary office practising in the areas of labour and employment law, education law and human rights. He has experience in both the federal and provincial areas of jurisdiction and has appeared before the Canada Industrial Relations Board and the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

David has also appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has acted as counsel and the management nominee on a number of labour arbitrations. David has advised and represented the management team in collective bargaining and labour disputes. A leader in his field, Mr. Corry has recently been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada.

David represents diverse client groups including employers in the federal and provincial sectors, airlines, transportation companies, construction companies, the grocery and meat packing industries, public and government organizations, the telecommunications industry, school boards, charter schools and municipalities.

Calgary 403 298 1812

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