Kaitlin Long

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Kaitlin Long

Kaitlin Long



Kaitlin Long's practice focuses on commercial litigation and dispute resolution within the energy industry, regulatory and environmental compliance matters and indigenous law issues. She is experienced in complex litigation proceedings involving contractual disputes, consultation requirements, and statutory interpretation.

Kaitlin represents an array of clients in litigation and judicial review applications in the context of resource development in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Kaitlin has represented clients at all levels of the Alberta courts as well as provided assistance to senior lawyers appearing before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.  

Kaitlin also represents clients and pursues applications before the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Surface Rights Board, and the Alberta Utilities Commission. She regularly provides advice to clients in the energy industry regarding the duty to consult, aboriginal and treaty rights, and engagement best practices.

Kaitlin is the co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada's Indigenous Relations Network.

Professional experience

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J.D., University of Ottawa, 2011
B.A.(Hons.), Dalhousie University, 2008

  • Alberta 2012
  • NEP Canada ULC v. MEC OP LLC, 2017 ABCA 405. Successfully defeated an appeal of a trial decision in NEP Canada ULC v. Merit Energy Company LLC et al., 2017 ABQB 28
  • NEP Canada ULC v. Merit Energy Company LLC et al, 2017 ABQB 28. Successfully defeated a claim in a trial of an issue, dealing with the allegation Merit had conspired to conceal an engineering report that NEP contends contained information negatively influencing the value of certain shares prior to the closing of Merit's sale of those shares to NEP
  • Advised and represented a power company with respect to the interpretation of several of its contracts with competing rural associations
  • Successfully represented a pipeline company in relation to litigation involving a  judicial review of the National Energy Board's approval of a pipeline expansion, as initiated by a number of Indigenous groups
  • Successfully resisted a judicial review application that challenged the satisfaction of approval conditions on a pipeline project
  • The Legal 500 Canada: Dispute Resolution - Alberta (Rising Star), 2021-2023

Co-chair, National Aboriginal Law Conference 2019

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Vice chair, Canadian Bar Association: Aboriginal Law South Section
  • Volunteer, Dr. Gordon Higgins Junior High School, Partnership in Education program of our Calgary office, 2012-present