Brigeeta Richdale

Vice Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations


(236) 317-5565

(604) 674-9245

Brigeeta is the vice chair of the White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group, a leader of the luxury brand protection team, and represents some of the world’s most famous trademarks and IP owners. Brigeeta’s clients seek her counsel and advice in all aspects of securities regulatory proceedings, intellectual property enforcement, and related litigation. She focuses on counterfeit and online IP infringements, matters involving allegations of fraud, insider trading, and market manipulation.

Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Brigeeta was a prosecutor in the Enforcement Department at the British Columbia Securities Commission, a Criminal Investigator, and a member of law enforcement. Brigeeta’s clients benefit from her extensive experience in investigations and enforcement proceedings before various securities and regulatory commissions, the Canada Border Services Agency, as well as national and international agencies, including Canada Revenue Agency, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Interpol. Brigeeta’s clients rely upon her to work seamlessly across borders and with regulators and law enforcement officials throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Brigeeta has extensive experience guiding clients through myriad online piracy issues and complex disputes, including private and public company litigation. Brigeeta provides proactive risk-management advisory services and crisis response leadership to enable companies and luxury brand owners to avoid, prepare for, manage, and respond to extraordinary situations, including regulatory actions and litigation. Brigeeta regularly speaks at international conferences and law schools on the topics of securities enforcement, counterfeit goods, and fraud investigations. Brigeeta has also been called upon to educate international brand holders on both internal and external investigations and the strategic prevention of counterfeit goods and services within the international market. Her experience in matters related to counterfeit goods is invaluable to clients prosecuting and defending applications before the Trademarks Opposition Board and in enforcement actions before Canada’s Federal Court.

As an internationally Certified Fraud Examiner, Brigeeta represents clients with complex, cross-border internal investigations, including whistleblower complaints.  She is frequently called upon to provide strategic advice to management on workplace investigations, compliance assessments, and the remediation and prevention of cyber breaches and online and electronic disclosures. Brigeeta’s in-depth knowledge of the digital economy and intellectual property enforcement strategies is of significant strategic value to clients in the technology, manufacturing, retail, and entertainment industries.


Ten Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 24, 2023

Ten Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada

Cozen O'Connor's Recent Canadian Growth Featured on International

November 16, 2022

In the article, "Foreign Firms Making Waves in Canada's Mid-Market" discusses Cozen O'Connor's recent growth in Toronto and Vancouver.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 30, 2022

Best Lawyers selected five Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and one attorney from the Vancouver office for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Brigeeta Richdale Profiled by Financier Worldwide’s Power Players List

July 25, 2022

Financier Worldwide, a leading publisher of news and analysis in the dynamic corporate finance and board-level business arenas, recognized as a highly valued source of intelligence to the corporate, investment and advisory community, has published a profile of Brigeeta Richdale in its Power Players: Investigations & White-Collar Crime 2022 - Distinguished Advisers edition.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in Canada

August 26, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has selected three Cozen O’Connor lawyers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Cozen O’Connor Expands International Offices with Strategic Additions in Vancouver and Toronto

June 14, 2021

The new additions will further expand the firm’s North American Intellectual Property, Securities Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations, Product Liability, and Commercial Litigation practices.


BCSC Reaches First-Ever Settlement Agreements for 52(2) Violation [Alert]

October 04, 2022

These recent settlement agreements are the first public application of IR-related disclosure and demonstrate the BCSC’s expectations of how 52(2) will apply.

BCSC Denies Driving Privileges to Enforce Securities Fraud Sanctions [Alert]

June 16, 2022

The BC Securities Commission dismissed an application to overturn a decision to deny a man a driver’s license after committing 62 counts of securities fraud.

Romance Fraud — Lessons from the Tinder Swindler (Avoid Being Heartbroken & Scammed) [Alert]

February 15, 2022

Brigeeta Richdale and Rebecca Sim discuss Canadian Securities Administrators’ warning to the public about fraudsters luring Canadians into relationships that eventually lead to investment scams.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

How to Make the Ask…

June 20, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

Second Chair, Not Second Fiddle

October 06, 2021 - Webinar


  • University of Victoria, J.D., 2009
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., with honors, 2005

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in Canada (Securities & White Collar)

Benchmark Litigation Canada (Litigation Star)

Who’s Who Legal Global Investigations

Power Player

Financier Worldwide Global Power Players List: Investigations & White-Collar Crime (Distinguished Adviser)

WTR100: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals

  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Alberta, Canada

American Bar Association

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (International Advisory Council)

Canadian Bar Association

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Women’s White Collar Defense Association