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Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer adds two lawyers, director of professional development

Friday, May 07, 2021 @ 4:45 PM | By John Chunn

Burnet Duckworth & Palmer (BD&P) welcomed two new litigation associates, Carly Baker and Daria Pankratyeva. Both completed their J.D.s at the University of Alberta and were called to the Alberta bar in 2020.

According to the Calgary firm’s press release, Baker has a broad dispute resolution practice that includes advising on commercial and construction disputes. She is a member of The Advocates’ Society and volunteers at Pro Bono Law Alberta.

Pankratyeva’s practice is focused on commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining BD&P, she was an associate at a midsized regional law firm in Edmonton where she was involved in a number of complex construction arbitration proceedings. She has also assisted clients on matters in provincial court and Court of Queen’s Bench involving debt recovery, employment, construction, personal injury and estate litigation.

In other news, Anna Galanter joins as the firm’s new director of professional development and diversity.

She brings over 10 years experience overseeing talent and operations within large national firms. Prior to working in the talent space, she practised employment law in Toronto.

In her role, Galanter will be responsible for the overall management of BD&P's student recruitment strategy and lead the articling and summer student recruitment programs. She will also manage professional development and mentoring programs for lawyers, be involved in the recruitment of legal talent and collaborate with the diversity, equity and inclusion committee to support an inclusive work environment and implement firmwide diversity and inclusion initiatives.