Spotlights

LET’S FACE IT,
OSLER PEOPLE ARE INTERESTING,
ACCOMPLISHED PEOPLE.

Our lawyers are among the most respected and sought out in the profession, and many of our alumni have gone on to do amazing things in a variety of fields and industries. Together, their  stories can be fascinating, informative and inspiring. Spotlights does just what it says—using video, audio and transcribed interviews, it shines a light on current Osler lawyers and talented alumni, exploring the goals that drive them and the achievements and career paths that have shaped their lives.

Don McGowan

As Don McGowan can attest, you never know what you're going to get. >

Stephen Sigurdson

Stephen Sigurdson let fate (and hard work) guide his career—and the strategy paid off. >

Marie Brault

Marie Brault finds her dream career at National Bank of Canada. >

Edgar Sexton

J. Edgar Sexton recounts his exciting career as a lawyer and judge >

Shaun Miller

Shaun Miller has little time to spare as Chief Counsel for Aon Canada Inc. >

Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker leaves a 23-year career at Osler to answer an inner calling >

Ermanno Pascutto

Ermanno Pascutto never encountered an opportunity he could turn down—which resulted in one exciting career. >

Dana Easthope

Dana Easthope finds new opportunities as corporate secretary of Barrick Gold Corporation >

Sonia Molodecky

Sonia Molodecky improves the way business and communities work together through the Global Indigenous Development Trust. >

Don Boykiw

Don Boykiw says goodbye to a 27-year career in law. >

Think Tank

How blockchains could change the world

McKinsey & Company
In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why blockchains, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency, have the potential to revolutionize the world economy. >

Blockchain: understanding the potential

Barclays
While still unpredictable, technologies around bitcoin have the potential to transform many different processes. Companies need to be discussing these developments at the board level, asking how this technology could help them and whether they should be investing in it. >

The impact of the blockchain goes beyond financial services

Harvard Business Review
”Blockchain technology is ushering in the second generation of the Internet, and if companies don’t want to get left behind, they’ll need to dodge the Innovator’s dilemma and disrupt from within.” >

Beyond bitcoin: Issues in regulating blockchain transactions

Duke University
“This resource integrates current research from leading computer scientists and cryptographers to elevate the legal community’s understanding of blockchain technology and, ultimately, to inform policymakers and practitioners as they consider different regulatory schemes.” >

Top 10 Trends Executives and General Counsel Should Follow

Lexology
Lexology's perspective on the top 10 critical trends to follow in the year ahead. >