Brigeeta Richdale

Vice Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

Vancouver

(236) 317-5565

(604) 674-9245

Recent Publication:

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

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.

Brigeeta represents clients in all aspects of enforcement and securities regulatory proceedings and related litigation, focusing on matters involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, Ponzi schemes, illegal distributions, and money laundering.

Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Brigeeta was a partner at a leading international firm, a prosecutor in the Enforcement Department at the British Columbia Securities Commission, a criminal investigator, and special provincial constable. Brigeeta’s clients benefit from her extensive experience in investigations and enforcement proceedings before various securities commissions, the RCMP’s Commercial Crime Division, 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 throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Brigeeta has extensive experience guiding clients through complex disputes including private and public company litigation involving directors’ and officers’ liability and breach of fiduciary duties, hostile take-over bids and proxy fights, shareholder disputes, oppression and derivative proceedings, securities class actions, and contested plans of arrangement. Brigeeta provides proactive risk-management advisory services, and crisis response leadership to enable companies to avoid, prepare for, manage, and respond to extraordinary situations, including regulatory actions and litigation.

As a certified fraud examiner, Brigeeta represents clients internationally 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. The digital economy and the ascendancy of intellectual property assets have become an increasing focus of Brigeeta’s practice. She represents clients in the technology, cryptocurrency, and health care industries to navigate international regulatory regimes, including the application of securities laws and regulation of ICOs and ITOs; and TSX, TSX-V, CSE, NYSE MKT listed companies.

Brigeeta regularly speaks at international conferences and law schools on the topics of securities enforcement 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.

 

News

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.

Publications

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

Second Chair, Not Second Fiddle

October 06, 2021 - Webinar

Education

  • University of British Columbia, B.A., with honors, 2005

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in Canada (Securities)

Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star: Securities, White Collar Crime)

 

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

American Bar Association

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Vancouver Chapter and International Advisory Council)

Canadian Bar Association

Canadian Client Consultation Committee, Founder and Advisory Chair

Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Interviewing Foundation, Canadian Delegate

Transparency International Canada Inc.

Women’s White Collar Defense Association