Carsten is a founding member and senior partner of JSS Barristers, the largest civil litigation boutique law firm in western Canada. His practice emphasizes complex and multi-party corporate and commercial litigation, commercial class actions, oil & gas litigation including royalty, environmental and CAPL issues, shareholder disputes, advising creditors and others in insolvency
matters and professional negligence claims. During a leave of absence from JSS Barristers, he served as Senior Legal Officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland from 1998 to 2000, dealing with claims from the first Persian Gulf war, including Kuwait’s oil loss claim arising from oil well fires started by Iraqi forces. Carsten has extensive trial and appellate experience and is frequently retained in conflict matters. He was lead counsel on the largest securities class action in Canada which settled in 2009, and is presently lead counsel in several other class actions. Carsten has been a bencher of the Law Society of Alberta since 2006, and was President of the Law Society in 2013. Carsten previously served two terms as Chair of the Law Society’s Conduct Committee, and before that he served as Chair of Credentials and Education and Chair of Finance. Carsten was formerly Vice President of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, and he was appointed QC in 2006.
A full biography is available at: http://www.jssbarristers.ca/pages/people/jensen-carsten.cfm