Kaitlin Long

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Kaitlin Long

Kaitlin Long

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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, high-stakes litigation proceedings involving contractual disputes, fraud and deceit and class actions. 

Kaitlin maintains a national practice and has been counsel in numerous trials, appeals and judicial review hearings, including multi-month trials. She 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
  • Kalina Distributed Power Limited v. Alberta Utilities Commission, 2023 ABCA 173. Successfully defended the Alberta Electric System Operator to uphold a decision of the Alberta Utilities Commission to discontinue DCG credits
  • Pantusa v. Parkland Fuel Corporation, 2022 BCSC 322. Successfully defeated with co-counsel a proposed class action certification application
  • Successfully defended an employer at trial facing Occupational Health and Safety charges arising from a serious workplace accident
  • NEP Canada ULC v. MEC OP LLC, 2021 ABQB 180. Successfully defended parent company from liability in a fraud action and, upon appeal (via consent), overturned the lower court ruling against the parent's subsidiary company 
  • NEP Canada ULC v. Merit Energy Company LLC et al, 2017 ABQB 28 and 2017 ABCA 405. 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. The decision was upheld on appeal
  • 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
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2024: recommended in Environmental Law
  • The Legal 500 Canada: Dispute Resolution - Alberta (Next Generation Partners), 2024; (Rising Stars), 2021-2023
  • Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, 2023
  • Co-chair, National Aboriginal Law Conference, 2019
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • 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