Ricki-Lee practices civil litigation with a focus on media law, constitutional law, telecommunications law and complex tort and contract claims. She advises and represents news and telecommunications organizations, social media companies, media organizations, businesses, and individuals in matters pertaining to defamation, prepublication advice, production orders, competitive advertising, social media advertising and policies, copyright, and freedom of expression issues. Experienced in providing legal research, opinions, and strategic advice, Ricki-Lee also works with clients to solve complex issues often related to conflicts of law, customary international law, and statutory and treaty interpretation.
Ricki-Lee completed her Master of Laws at Harvard Law School specializing in media law, international law, and constitutional law with a focus on freedom of expression. She was awarded a Harvard Summer Academic Fellowship for research on journalist source privilege and whistleblower protections, and was a senior editor of the Harvard National Security Law Journal. She is also a former judicial clerk at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.
She is currently on the editorial board of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Matters magazine and regularly publishes legal blogs and gives presentations on media and constitutional law issues. She is also a former sessional instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law where she taught Tort Law.
Ricki-Lee has lived in the United States, Australia, Spain, and the Netherlands, and currently practices law in Alberta and British Columbia.