Jenna Anne de Jong

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Jenna Anne de Jong

Jenna Anne de Jong

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Biography

Jenna Anne de Jong practises in our litigation group, focusing on a broad range of commercial disputes and regulatory issues.

Ms. de Jong’s practice includes representing clients in contractual disputes, defending complex tort claims while regulatory action is ongoing and advising clients on issues relating to contracting with federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ms. de Jong has represented and advised both private clients and institutions in the broader public sector in responding to requests for information under the federal Freedom of Information Act and Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. She also advises clients on issues relating to the Lobbying Act.

In addition, Ms. de Jong’s practice includes assisting clients with internal investigations into alleged statutory violations, drafting, implementing and updating codes of ethics and supporting policies, and assisting clients in developing innovative and engaging training programs to teach employees about their obligations under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and the Competition Act.

As well as ltigation before the courts, Ms. de Jong has acted in both domestic and international arbitrations. She also has experience enforcing both foreign and domestic arbitral awards in Ontario. 


Professional experience

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J.D., Queen’s University, 2011
B.A.(Hons.), Queen’s University, 2008

  • Ontario 2012
  • Nunavut 2018

 

Matters in which Ms. de Jong has acted include:

  • Successfully representing a commercial quarry operator in a complex real estate dispute
  • Successfully representing an educational institution responding to an appeal to the Information Commissioner justifying its refusal to disclose privileged information
  • Counsel to a US creditor in enforcing a foreign arbitration award in Canada
  • Advising a company on challenging an expert determination of rental valuation
  • Successfully obtaining a court order enforcing a contested settlement agreement
  • Acted in a domestic arbitration relating to the alleged breach of a film sales agency agreement and award enforcement
  • As a member of a team of lawyers in a NAFTA Chapter 11 investor-state arbitration
  • “When the Wolves are at the Gate: Managing Regulatory Investigations”  (panel member), Norton Rose Fulbright Canada/Association of Corporate Counsel, Ottawa, June 1, 2016.
  • “In-house counsel privilege and maintaining privilege in internal investigations,” Canadian In-House Legal Counsel: Issues & Priorities, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada/Association of Corporate Counsel, Ottawa, September 18, 2014.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of Nunavut
  • Carleton County Law Association