Cathy’s practice is concentrated in the areas Corporate and Commercial Law, Privacy Law, Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, Municipal Law, and Indigenous Law. Cathy’s Corporate and Commercial Law practice is centred on corporate governance, and commercial real estate and development. Cathy also provides advice to clients on the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
Cathy’s Indigenous Law practice focuses on providing advice to resource developers in engaging with First Nations and Metis communities on issues related to future developments or the impacts of past developments.
Cathy also has experience in civil and commercial litigation and uses her litigation background to assist business clients in protecting their interests and navigating business legal issues.
Cathy was a summer student at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in 2009 and returned as an articling student in 2013. She joined the firm as an associate in 2014.
Primary Practice Area
Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2013
Juris Doctor (with Distinction), University of North Dakota, 2011
Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), University of Winnipeg, 2005
The 6th Annual Phenomenal Woman Betty Friedan Award (for student leadership and academic research papers on women’s human rights), 2011
The 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Service to Humanity(for student leadership as President of the University of North Dakota International Human Rights Organization), 2011
Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award, 2011
Best Oralist Award (Bring Human Rights Home Study Abroad Program in Vilnius, Lithuania), 2009
Moot Court Finalist (first year law), 2009
In the Community
Honourary counsel to ICTAM (2016 – present)
Board Member, Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association – Present
Member of Women Business Owners of Manitoba
General Manager of VA Angels Winnipeg Chapter, an organization dedicated to building Western Canadian industry through early stage angel investing, January - September 2016