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Kimberly is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Energy & Infrastructure Groups in Calgary and the National Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal Group. Her practice focuses on energy (including electricity and oil and gas), regulatory, and environmental law. Kimberly’s practice involves a broad range of regulatory and commercial work involving pipelines, natural gas and electric utilities and energy projects, including renewables, energy storage and carbon capture, utilization and storage. She has experience in all aspects of energy project development and has appeared before several regulatory tribunals, including the Canada Energy Regulator, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board and the British Columbia Energy Regulator.


Alberta Bar, 2008

British Columbia, 2023


Kimberly is a Director of the ALS Society of Alberta, the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, and Survive and Thrive Cancer Programs.


Kimberly received her LLB from the University of Calgary and BA in Sociology from the University of Alberta, as well as a Master of Laws from the University of Calgary in Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

McCarthy Tétrault’s transaction-focused oil and gas practice acts for a wide range of industry stakeholders, from emerging producers and operators through to leading industry players, such as Shell Canada and Suncor Energy. Department co-head Brian Bidyk handles an array of oil and gas and power deals, with experience in the upstream, midstream and service spheres. Fellow co-head Kerri Howard also specializes in transactional oil and gas, including M&A, intellectual property and finance-related issues. The Calgary-based group additionally draws on the regulatory, environmental and Aboriginal law expertise of Kimberly Howard, while Douglas Yoshida handles energy litigation.

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Power

McCarthy Tétrault maintains a dominant commercial power practice that harnesses the wider firm’s signature corporate strength, which is additionally supported by significant regulatory capability. The team’s industry expertise spans a varied mix of wind, hydro, nuclear, and co-generation power projects, while its broad national footprint ensures that it is routinely involved in matters across the country — it also handles US-related work. Toronto-based Seán O’Neill spearheads the department and has a focus on power transactions; he recently advised Renewable Energy Systems Canada on the sale of the Bekevar Wind Project to Innagreen Canada Holdings C and Innagreen Canada Holdings D. The group additionally draws on high-profile infrastructure and projects expert David Lever and transactional power partner Suzanne Murphy — both of whom are based in Toronto — as well as Calgary-based energy regulation specialist Kimberly Howard. Former energy regulation lead George Vegh retired.

Canada > Environment

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McCarthy Tétrault houses a full-spectrum environmental law practice, which routinely acts for a varied mix of Canadian and multinational organizations and government bodies. From its platforms across the country, the group is well versed in a range of regulatory, transactional support and contentious matters, with strong experience before provincial and federal agencies. Calgary-based Kimberly Howard focuses on environmental, energy and regulatory law and co-heads the national team together with Cindy Vaillancourt, who splits her time between Montreal and Quebec City, and Vancouver-based litigator Nicholas Hughes. The department was additionally boosted in May 2023 with the hires of Vancouver-based Una Radoja and Toronto-based Laura Weingarden, who joined from Harper Grey LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP respectively. Selina Lee-Andersen left in January 2023, while Joanna Rosengarten departed in March 2023.