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Robyn High

Robyn High

Associate
About

Robyn High is pragmatic and results-oriented, working collaboratively with clients to define and achieve ‎desired outcomes.‎

As a former Crown Prosecutor, Robyn has extensive knowledge and practice in criminal and regulatory ‎procedure and offences and is frequently called upon to assist clients in civil proceedings arising out of, ‎and running in parallel to, criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Robyn ‎regularly advises clients in matters involving the use of evidence, compliance obligations, search and ‎seizure, and individual and corporate rights under various legislation and the Charter.‎

Robyn is a member of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP’s Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations Group ‎and maintains a broad litigation practice representing clients on a broad range of legal issues including ‎matters involving aviation, personal and institutional fraud recovery, vexatious litigants, contractual ‎disputes, and electricity and energy disputes concerning Alberta’s Power Purchase Arrangements.‎

Robyn has appeared regularly before Alberta’s provincial and superior courts and has prepared and ‎advised clients appearing voluntarily or by summons before various governmental agencies and ‎committees including the Government of Canada Investment Review Branch, the Government of Canada ‎Senate and House Committees, and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.‎

Robyn is passionate about good governance, the rule of law and post-conflict transitions. Her interest ‎and study in international development has taken her around the world including work in Ghana, West ‎Africa and The Hauge, Netherlands. She has co-authored legal opinions for international organizations on ‎matters of international jurisdiction and crimes against humanity, money laundering and terrorism. ‎

Bar admissionsAlberta, 2017

EXPERIENCE

  • Legal counsel to a financial institution regarding on a number of successful applications under Civil Practice Note 7 including Saunders v Royal Bank of Canada, 2021 ABQB 941
  • Legal counsel to a Respondent lien claimant in Avli BRC Developments Inc v BMP Construction Management Ltd, 2021 ABQB 412
  • Representing defrauded investors respecting a complex multi-million dollar Joint Venture Profit Sharing fraud scheme
  • Legal counsel to a major airline respecting civil claims for personal injury and other claims governed by the Canada Transportation Act, the Tokyo Convention and the Montreal Convention
  • Legal counsel to a governmental ministry in a high-profile matter involving criminal fraud by a former employee and civil recovery of defrauded funds
  • Representing a municipal school board in matters related to student criminal conduct;
  • Representing a non-profit charitable agency in matters related to occupiers liability and sexual assault
  • Legal counsel to an oil and gas exploration company respecting a private lender fraud
  • Representing a corporation in recovery of stolen proprietary equipment valued at over $1,000,000.00
Languages
  • English
Education
  • J.D., The University of Calgary, 2016‎
  • B.A., (Hon.) International ‎Development, The University of ‎Calgary, 2012‎

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer legal counsel, Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC), Edmonton, AB

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Alberta and Canadian Bar Associations, Criminal and Civil Litigation subsections
  • Member, Public International Law and Policy Group

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