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11 April 20232 minute read

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Partner Shea Coulson

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce that Shea Coulson has joined the Vancouver office as a partner in our Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations group. ‎

Shea assists public and privately held companies with ‎complex business-to-business, shareholder, governance ‎and ‎regulatory disputes. In his disputes practice, Shea ‎works with clients in the forest products, mining, ‎transportation, ‎technology services, liquor, hospitality and ‎cannabis industries. He also advises public issuers in a ‎‎range of industries with disputes arising in public markets ‎financing and assists Investment Industry Regulatory ‎Organization of Canada-regulated ‎investment banks with a ‎variety of regulatory and commercial matters.‎

Shea regularly acts for shippers in arbitrations under the ‎Canada Transportation Act and regulatory ‎proceedings ‎before the Canadian Transportation Agency relating to rail ‎freight rates and service issues. ‎He also acts for shippers in ‎related commercial disputes with carriers and terminals.‎

Having acted as external ‎counsel in civil asset seizure ‎cases for the Attorney General of British Columbia for more ‎than a decade, Shea brings an extensive background to his ‎white-collar defense, fraud and investigations practice. He ‎‎now uses his former ‘prosecutorial’ experience to assist ‎companies seeking recovery for corporate/commercial ‎fraud ‎and related wrongs.‎

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Shea was partner at a Canadian business law firm for a number of years.

“We are delighted to welcome Shea to the firm,” said Robert Seidel, K.C., Canada Managing Partner. “Shea is a highly regarded practitioner known for his diligent, practical and strategic approach when assisting clients across a wide range of industries with complex disputes and litigation. He is an excellent addition to our Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations group and I look forward to working with him.”