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Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer promote three to partner

Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 4:42 PM | By John Chunn


Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BD&P) announced that litigation lawyers Susan Fader, Julia Lisztwan and Joanne Luu will join the partnership, effective Feb. 1, 2021.

According to the Calgary firm’s press release, Fader joined BD&P in 2012 as an articling student and later accepted a position in BD&P’s litigation group. She advises clients in commercial disputes, with a specific focus on construction, energy and labour law matters. She has acted as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations and appeared before all levels of court in Alberta.

Lisztwan joined BD&P in 2016 after practising at a New York law firm and clerking at the Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, with matters before all levels of court in Alberta, the New York Appellate Division and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Luu joined BD&P in 2012 as an articling student following her clerkship with the Alberta Court of Appeal. She has since developed a broad commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration practice focusing on complex disputes. She has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta, at the Alberta Securities Commission and before arbitration tribunals seated in Canada and abroad.