Lou Cusano > Torys > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

525 – 8th Avenue S.W., 46th Floor
Eighth Avenue Place East
Calgary, AB T2P 1G1
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Work Department

Energy Regulatory



Alberta, 1987


Lou has been an instructor in civil procedure, advocacy and trial preparation for the Law Society of Alberta Bar Admission course. He was a member of the Law Society of Alberta Civil Practice Advisory Committee and the Sub-Committee on Discovery Reform, and has lectured on behalf of the Legal Education Society of Alberta. He is also a member of the Organizing Committee for the Energy Regulatory Forum. Lou received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 2020 and was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta effective February 2021.

Lou is a former member of the boards of directors of the Calgary Immigrant Aid Society, Theatre Calgary and the Glenlake Hockey Club. He was the president of the Elbow Park Minor Hockey Association and has coached minor hockey for a number of years.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Power

(Leading individuals)

Lou CusanoTorys

From its bases in Toronto and Calgary, Torys’ highly regarded group is active in power matters across the country. Enviably balanced between transactional and regulatory work, the practice acts for an impressive roster of Canada’s major power entities, including Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One Networks. Department co-head Krista Hill is a pre-eminent specialist in power transactions and projects; she is currently leading the team’s advice to Ontario Power Generation on Canada’s first on-grid small modular reactor at the site of its Darlington New Nuclear Project, and also on the related C$970m funding agreement with Canada Infrastructure Bank. Other key transactional contacts include projects specialist Valerie Helbronner and Huw Evans. On the regulatory front, department co-head Charles Keizer and Calgary-based Lou Cusano are both sought-after sector experts. Named lawyers are based in Toronto unless otherwise stated.