Jason Woycheshyn Recognized as Leading Lawyer Under 40

Congratulations to UCBA Executive Member Jason Woycheshyn who was recently recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40.

Jason Woycheshyn is a leading lawyer in complex commercial banking and shareholder litigation. His mandates have included: representing Bank of Montreal in fraud recovery lawsuits arising from cheque kiting and other fraudulent cross-border schemes, obtaining multiple Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Mareva Injunctions and recovering millions of dollars; representing Citibank, N.A. in successful opposition to BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd. efforts at obtaining declaratory relief under the Plan of Compromise and Arrangement, which restructured the $32-billion, third-party asset-backed commercial paper market; representing the Special Committee of Coventree Inc. in response to an OSC investigation and a 50-day hearing into public disclosure immediately before the collapse of the Canadian asset-backed commercial paper market. In 2014, Jason volunteered, at his own expense, as an international election observer for Ukraine’s presidential elections in the midst of a revolution.

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An honourable mention goes to (future UCBA member?!!) Terri-Lee Oleniuk, who was also recognized by Lexpert.

Terri-Lee Oleniuk’s practice focuses on project-related issues in natural resource development and regulatory, environmental and Aboriginal law. Her recent work includes representing BluEarth Renewables in the first hearing into development of an Alberta wind farm; playing a key role in securing approvals for the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project for Nalcor Energy — a $10.3-billion, 3,000-megawatt dam project opposed by ENGOs, Aboriginal groups and landowners, which withstood eight separate court challenges by ENGOs and Aboriginal groups; and managing the hearing process for Kinder Morgan’s proposed $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, including leading preparation of the final 450-page argument, after which the NEB recommended approval; and leading TransCanada’s submission to the NEB hearing on pipeline abandonment. Terri-Lee has served 10-plus years as Board Chair at the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

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