Katie is counsel in the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell. As a member of the firm’s Research & Opinions Group, Katie’s practice focuses on research in a range of areas of law, including real estate and corporate law.

Katie is an associate professor at Thompson Rivers University. She writes and researches on innovation in law, the future of the legal profession, and animal law. She teaches courses including Tort Law, Property Law, and Corporate Governance.

From 2004 to 2010, Katie practiced in New York at Cleary Gottlieb LLP, with a focus on executive compensation and public company corporate governance. From 2003 to 2004, she was clerk to Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Professional Activities

  • Thompson Rivers University, Associate Professor
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia Lawyer Development Task Force, Member
  • Animal Justice Canada, Board of Advisers

News & Publications

News & Publications

  • Animal Welfare and International Trade Law: The Impact of the WTO Seal Case (Elgar, 2021)
  • “Civil Revolution: User Experiences with British Columbia’s Online Court" (with Rebecca Dickson, Sarah Ewart, Candice Foulkes and Marina Landry) (2020) 37:1 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice
  • “The Whale, Inside: Ending Cetacean Captivity in Canada” (2019) 5 Canadian Journal of Comparative & Contemporary Law 349-405
  • Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law, co-edited with Vaughan Black and Peter Sankoff (Irwin Law, 2015)
  • “Compensation and Risk: Practical Considerations for the Compensation Committee” (2010) 24:1 Insights: The Corporate and Securities Law Advisor 2 (co-authored with Janet Fisher and Arthur Kohn)
  • “Say-on-Pay: Less May Be More,” New York Law Journal (November 30, 2009) (co-authored with Janet Fisher and Arthur Kohn)

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2021)


Dalhousie University (PhD, 2020)

Dalhousie University (LLM, 2011)

Harvard University (LLM, 2004)

University of Toronto (J.D., 2002)

Queen’s University (B.A., 1993)

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