Andrea Froese is an effective, strategic advocate and negotiator for her clients in the health and policing fields and energy industry. Andrea knows the importance of having a thorough understanding of her clients’ professions, businesses and goals to provide expert and practical advice to protect their legal and reputational interests.
In her health law practice, Andrea has over 20 years of experience representing physicians and healthcare professionals. She has defended physicians in medical negligence lawsuits at all levels of Court in Alberta, on a diverse range of medical issues and specialties. She regularly assists physicians with complaints, licensing and privileges issues and sensitive physician health and conduct matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and other regulatory and administrative bodies and tribunals. In addition, Andrea provides guidance to physicians and health institutions on patient privacy and health information issues. She is an Alberta representative for a national committee on physician health and wellness issues and is the current President of the Medical Legal Society of Calgary. She is a regular speaker at national and provincial health law meetings and conferences and at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary on medical negligence and risk management issues.
Andrea also practices in the area of policing law. She has advised Chiefs of Police, policing services and municipalities on complex legal, governance and policy issues that arise in the policing context. She has appeared on policing matters before the Courts at fatality inquiries and has represented Chiefs of Police in police discipline proceedings.
In her energy litigation practice, Andrea has represented clients in disputes involving oil sands and LNG projects in Western Canada and offshore oil and gas projects. Her energy industry experience includes matters involving purchase and sale agreements, farmout agreements and CAPL operating agreements in the Alberta Courts and at mediations and arbitrations. She has experience in assessing complex accounting and damages issues arising in the energy industry context.
Andrea has been recognized nationally by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Chambers Canada.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Andrea was a judicial law clerk at the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal of Alberta.