Aubrey Charette is an Oxford-educated lawyer with significant experience in First Nations legal, governance and economic development matters. Aubrey is currently counsel at Semaganis Worme Lombard, where she provides a range of services to First Nation clients, including on specific claims, First Nations governance, and civil litigation. She has also acted as corporate counsel for First Nations and First Nation entities, has developed First Nations laws on consultation with industry and matrimonial real property, and has advised on a range of economic development issues from both a legal and economic perspective.
Prior to joining Semaganis Worme Lombard, she spent some time as counsel at the Specific Claims Tribunal, assisting in the final adjudication of specific claims. She commenced her legal career at a large commercial law firm in New York City, litigating and advising on complex corporate transactions and disputes. She was called to the New York bar in 2011, and the Ontario Bar in 2015.
Prior to law school, Aubrey worked on on-reserve economic development issues in Canada and on international development with the United Nations and then-called Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, starting her career in the office of Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy. She received her bachelors and masters degree in Politics and Economics from Oxford University and civil and common law degrees from McGill University. She is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation.