Douglas Rienzo

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
Phone: (416) 862-5683
Fax: (416) 862-6666

Douglas practises exclusively in the area of pensions and employee benefits, with a particular focus on pension surplus issues and family law issues related to pensions. He has done work for corporate sponsors of pension plans, boards of trustees, and large institutional pension funds, as well as for individual pension plan members. Douglas has also provided legal advice regarding corporate governance and pension plan governance, including advising boards of directors on their fiduciary responsibilities. Douglas was recently recognized by Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018, in the area of pensions & benefits and executive compensation, and has been recognized annually since 2006 as a leading practitioner of employee benefits law by Best Lawyers. His article “Trust Law and Access to Pension Surplus” was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in one of the few pension law cases to be decided by that court: Buschau v. Rogers Communications. As the Chair of Osler’s Diversity Committee since its inception in 2010, Douglas is responsible for guiding and supervising all diversity and inclusion initiatives at the firm, in its offices across Canada and in the United States.

Year Called to the Bar:1994 (ON)
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