Karen Salmon (nee McHugh) practises commercial litigation with an emphasis on the energy industry, including oil & gas and electricity in both litigation and regulatory matters. Karen also practises in the areas of class actions and banking litigation, with an emphasis on fraud matters, and is Calgary Regional Leader of the National Class Action Focus Group.
In the area of energy, Karen advises energy companies in litigation related to oil & gas operations, environmental contamination matters, contracts, acquisitions and divestitures, and mineral ownership and title disputes. She also acts for electricity clients in regulatory proceedings as well as on unregulated matters, and for oil & gas clients in environmental matters. She is involved with BLG's Team North.
Karen does both trial and appellate work and has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Before being called to the bar, she clerked with the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, then joined Howard Mackie LLP, one of BLG’s five founding firms.