Jesse’s practice is focused on environmental, regulatory and Aboriginal law issues that aﬀect natural resource development projects. Jesse has experience with regulatory matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Energy Regulator, Canada Energy Regulator, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board and Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, and with appeals before the Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal.
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.