Congratulations to MLT Aikins Regina lawyers Randy Brunet and Jodi Wildeman, recipients of the 2020 Queen’s Counsel designation.
Minister of Justice and Solicitor General (Saskatchewan) Gordon Wyant has announced MLT Aikins lawyers Randy Brunet and Jodi Wildeman as recipients of the honourary title of Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the Saskatchewan legal community. Randy and Jodi are among 15 Saskatchewan lawyers who are designated Queen’s Counsel for 2020.
“I’m delighted to recognize these fifteen extraordinary individuals,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant. “They are not just exceptionally talented lawyers, but dedicated and hard-working community members, well-deserving of the Queen’s Counsel designation.”
The Queen’s Counsel designation is awarded to lawyers who are found to have made a significant contribution to the legal profession or public life in the province. The designation is made by the Minister of Justice through a selection process that includes consultation with the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Courts. This distinction dates back to the 16th century in England, and recognizes consistently high standards of practice and distinguished service to the profession.
Randy Brunet’s practice focuses on technology projects, privacy and outsourcing. Randy has worked with various organizations on privacy law interpretation, impact assessments and compliance plans, and implemented privacy procedures required by the Health Information Protection Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
His experience with information technology law includes negotiating and drafting licensing agreements; software development, implementation, maintenance and support agreements; outsourcing agreements; service bureau and data centre agreements; hardware purchase and maintenance agreements; marketing and distribution agreements; agreements for the sale and purchase of software and technology; and agreements including copyright, patent and other intellectual property issues. Randy also has experience with IT service and software procurement and IT project reviews and rescues.
Randy has provided a wide range of privacy law advice to public and private organizations and conducted Privacy Impact Assessments for regional and province-wide health-care programs and IT applications.
Jodi’s practice is focused on commercial litigation. She has significant experience working on complex disputes in construction litigation, including large multifaceted arbitrations.
Jodi has extensive experience representing owners in disputes arising from large scale construction and engineering projects, including projects involving clean energy and industrial infrastructure. This includes significant multi-million dollar claims involving breach of contract, deficiency claims and delay claims in both litigation and arbitration. Jodi has a proven track record leading large document intensive constructions files and managing diverse teams of professionals, including experts and claims consultants. Jodi also advises clients during the course of projects to avoid disputes and manage risk.
Jodi has significant experience on complex commercial disputes, including property claims, shareholder disputes, and succession plans and trusts. She has extensive trial and appellate experience and has appeared before the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.