Angela Avery has been the General Counsel and Vice President, Legal and Business Development for ConocoPhillips Canada since 2010. She currently leads a team of legal, business development, reserves and security professionals. Avery and her team provide oversight on legal and compliance matters, execute acquisitions and divestitures, manage Arctic and other frontier assets, and advise on corporate strategy and business plans.
Since joining ConocoPhillips in 2007, Avery has represented the company's interests in significant regulatory proceedings, complex corporate restructurings and on several transactions including oil sands and conventional oil and gas asset divestments.
Avery has more than 20 years of energy law experience. She began her law career as an associate with the Bennett Jones law firm in Calgary in 1994. She later practiced regulatory law at TransCanada Pipelines and spent a year with the Legal Secretariat at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland litigating war reparations claims.
Avery currently serves on the boards of the Calgary YMCA and Arts Commons. Previously, she served on the board of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation. Raised in Leduc, Alberta, Avery earned both her Bachelor of Arts with distinction (1991) and her Bachelor of Laws (1994) from the University of Alberta. She was called to the bar in Alberta in 1995 and has qualified to seek admission to the bar in New York in 2016.