Tracy Pratt’s practice is focused on Indigenous law and related areas, complex commercial litigation and securities litigation, including corporate crime.
In her Indigenous law practice, Tracy works regularly with clients in the mining, oil and gas and energy sectors, and land developers. Tracy has advised several municipalities and cities, as well as governmental entities managing significant infrastructure projects. She has provided guidance to individual private property owners.
Advising clients on a broad spectrum of Indigenous law issues, Tracy assists clients with, among other things, Indigenous and treaty rights claims, obligations of government and proponents respecting the duty to consult in various regulatory contexts, UNDRIP, engagement of, and partnering with, Indigenous communities and businesses, and commercial agreements.
Tracy has represented clients in litigation arising out of blockades or work stoppages, including several high-profile injunctions. She also has acted for clients in judicial review applications, land claims and other lawsuits and arbitrations and in connection with various consultation or regulatory processes. She advises clients on interpretation and implementation of, and dispute resolution arising out of, impact and benefits and other agreements.
On the business side of her Indigenous practice, Tracy frequently advises and assists clients with MOUs, exploration, impact and benefits, joint venture, partnership and other commercial collaborations with Indigenous communities. She assists with infrastructure and other project RFPs and contracts, Indigenous procurement initiatives and due diligence reviews.
In her ESG practice, Tracy provides guidance and assistance to clients on such issues as business and human rights including social risk audits and litigation, social license to operate, and anti-corruption.
In her securities litigation and regulatory practice, Tracy’s experience includes regulatory investigations and proceedings including quasi-criminal charges, contested mergers and acquisition transactions, corporate governance disputes and class actions.
Recently, Tracy’s complex commercial litigation experience has been largely acting for mining companies. She presently is co-counsel in 3 high-profile human rights/CSR cases in which foreign Indigenous plaintiffs are suing the parent mining company in negligence for the alleged criminal conduct and serious human rights abuses of its foreign subsidiary.
Tracy’s expertise has been recognized by Benchmark Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.