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23991 David Chee Joins Carlton Fields Law Firm

Article Courtesy of Carlton Fields

Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that three attorneys have joined the firm’s National Trial Practice Business Litigation sub-group including, Ex Cadet, David W. A. Chee.

The litigators bolster a practice that includes more than 150 attorneys in 10 offices across the country. Corporate counsel named the firm a “Litigation Powerhouse” in a number of litigation areas including Complex Commercial Litigation in the recently released 2019 BTI Litigation Outlook. Carlton Fields is also ranked a top law firm for Commercial Litigation in the 2018 U.S. NewsBest Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

Chee will work from the firm’s Miami and Washington, D.C., offices. His practice focuses on business litigation, including environmental law matters. He has significant experience as a trial lawyer, including nearly 40 jury trials he conducted during his service as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. There, Chee was selected as a member of the Economic Crimes Unit where specialized in the prosecution and investigation of complex fraud and financial crimes.

Chee also has experience in intellectual property law. He counseled clients ranging from startups to large corporations, including several international companies. He earned his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law, his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa, and his Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Distinction from the Royal Military College of Canada. Chee is fluent in French. He is a member of The Florida Bar and The District of Columbia Bar.

About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields has more than 300 attorneys and government and financial services consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its insurance practice, including life and financial lines, property and casualty, reinsurance, and title insurance; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit (Carlton Fields practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP.)


Kneeling:-L-R: SLt David Choi, Lt(N) Krisztina Rekeszki, SLt Juliana Currie, Lt(N) Thomas Eagle

Standing: L-R  Lt(N) Sonja Maul-Wilson, Lt(N) Derek Cousins, LCdr Preston McIntosh, Lt(N) Eric Lashinski, Lt(N) Arther Halpenny, Lt(N) Sean Catterall, SLt Jesse Deason


HMCS Calgary with a big-time RMC connection

Article by: Juliana Currie, 26651 – LS Goluboff, HMCS Calgary

HMCS Calgary is currently deployed to the Asia Pacific participating in international operations with several allied and partner nations from around the world in support of Op PROJECTION. Calgary’s success during Op PROJECTION would not be possible without the hard work from her sailors and leaders. Several key leadership positions on board are held by ex-cadets.

Here are the proud generations of ex-cadets amongst Calgary’s crew:

Lt(N) Thomas Eagle, 24926, and Lt(N) Sonja Maul-Wilson, 24754, were part of the graduating class of 2011. Lt(N) Thomas Eagle was active on the sailing team in his time at the college. Since graduating he has visited 6 out of 7 continents. He is the Navigating Officer onboard. Lt(N) Sonja Maul-Wilson is a legacy member of 13 Squadron, and served as FYOP staff in 3rd and 4th year to Joliette Flight. She was also Fencing Team Captain.  She is Calgary’s Information Warfare Officer.

Lt(N) Krisztina Rekeszki, 25843, and Lt(N) Derek Cousins, 25797, were part of the graduating class of 2013. Lt(N) Krisztina Rekeszki helped to keep morale high for all members of 4 squadron, and always encouraged everyone to do their best. She is Calgary’s Logistics Officer. Lt(N) Derek Cousins, was a member of the Concrete Tobogganing Team. He is the Assistant Marine Systems Engineering Officer on board.

Calgary’s Ex Cadets include RMC athletes SLt Juliana Currie, 26651, and SLt David Choi, 27000, who were both members of the Varsity Soccer Teams. SLt Juliana Currie graduated in 2016 and is a Bridge Watchkeeper. SLt David Choi graduated in 2017 and an Assistant Logistics Officer.

Additionally, Lt(N) Eric Lashinski, E7807, was the 12 Squadron Commander from 2013 – 2015. Afterwards, he became an undergraduate student at the college and graduated in 2017.  He is the Plans Officer onboard.

Calgary’s Ex-Cadets also participated in a variety of extra circular activities while enrolled at the college. LCdr Preston McIntosh, 22050, and Lt(N) Sean Catterall, 25294, were both part of the RMC Band and travelled yearly to the West Point and the United States Naval Academy. LCdr Preston McIntosh graduated in 2001 and he is Calgary’s Executive Officer. Lt(N) Sean Catterall graduated in 2012 and he is Calgary’s Communications Information Systems Officer.

Similarly, Lt(N) Arther Halpenny, 23806, was the co-founder of the RMC Sailing Club and raced sailboats across the Eastern US. He graduated in 2007 and is the Weapons Officer in Calgary. SLt Jesse Deason, 26130, was an avid broomball player, and participated in the yearly CMR broomball tournament. He graduated in 2014, and is a Bridge Watchkeeper in Calgary. SLt Alexandra LaPlante, 26253, was a member of the women’s rugby club, and a highland dancer. She graduated in 2015, and is a Bridge Watchkeeper and the Dive Officer.

Each cadet may have their own stories and experiences from the college, but the lessons we learned continue to serve us well as we represent Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, and lead Calgary through a successful Op PROJECTION. #OneNavy #Onward #TruthDutyValour


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The Toronto Branch is celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of WWI on 8 November 2018 at Rodney’s Oyster House in Toronto.

Register online Here

Peter Fosbery is the coordinator for the event
The cost for oysters is $50. The cost for people who don’t want oysters is $15.



  • Bevan Slater

    October 29, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I have seen nothing but positive reports about HMCS Calgary’s involvement in Op Projection. Everyone in the City of Calgary and the RCN as a whole should be proud of the ship and all of her crew. I believe the ship’s Commanding Officer is Cdr. Blair Saltel who I understand is also an ex-Cadet. Perhaps he took the photo and therefore is not in the picture!! Thanks for an interesting article Juliana.
    8977 Bevan Slater TDV

  • Gerald Stowe

    October 29, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Congrats for bringing back Class and Branch Notes. This was a regular feature in Veritas magazine, but has been missing for a considerable spell.