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.

Mara Nickerson

Mara Nickerson, Osler’s Chief Knowledge Officer, reflects on her 37 year career at the firm. >

Adam Gutkin

Adam Gutkin rises to the challenge of keeping pace in the ever-changing software industry >

Brian Levitt

Brian Levitt is a former partner and Co-Chair of Osler, a mentor and a friend. >

Hugh O’Reilly

Hugh O’Reilly makes his mark in the Canadian pensions landscape >

Ryan Sakamoto

Ryan Sakamoto embraces the unexpected—and discovers a fulfilling career in the insurance industry >

Jennifer Lee

When opportunity knocks, Jennifer Lee always answers the call >

Fred Dionne

Fred Dionne turns a passion for technology into a prosperous legal career >

Don McGowan

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

Marie Brault

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

Think Tank

Team-Building Tips

New York Times
Worthy suggestions for leaders wanting to foster a dynamic team culture. >

Break time!

The Atlantic, Derek Thompson
Here’s one method to optimize your productivity during the work day. >

Getting ready for GDPR

Canadian Lawyer
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation will have further-reaching implications than many Canadian lawyers think, warn experts. >

The Economics of Artificial Intelligence

McKinsey Quarterly
Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business. >

How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper

HBR Ideacast
Avi Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explains the economics of machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence that makes predictions. >