Jesse’s practice is focused on environmental, regulatory and Aboriginal law issues that affect natural resource development projects. Jesse has experience with matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Specific Claims Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various tribunals in Ontario, and with sentencing matters before The Provincial Court of Alberta.
Jesse also has experience working on complex commercial litigation and construction matters. Prior to joining Osler, Jesse assisted with multimillion-dollar litigation files at an international law firm, including class action and construction arbitration proceedings.
While in law school at the University of Calgary, Jesse served as an editor of the Alberta Law Review and as an executive of the Environmental Law Society. As a volunteer with Student Legal Assistance (SLA), Jesse represented many clients in court and in negotiations with Crown counsel. Jesse also participated in the 2017 Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot, which was premised on a trans-Canada oil pipeline.
As a student, Jesse held positions as a law intern at the Alberta Utilities Commission, a legal intern at Apache Canada Ltd., and as an assistant policy analyst with the Northern Oil and Gas Branch at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.