10th Annual Licensing and Articling Candidates Head Start Program
Mary Paterson, Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
Mary was ranked as a 2020 Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List; 2019 Lexpert Rising Star; and an Acritas 2018 Star Lawyer. Mary’s commercial litigation practice focuses on tax litigation, contract disputes and other general commercial litigation, and assisting stakeholders in receiverships, bankruptcies and proceedings pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Mary has appeared in the Ontario, Federal, Alberta, Quebec and British Columbia Courts of Appeal; the Ontario Divisional Court; the Tax Court of Canada; the Federal Court of Canada; and the superior courts of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Before joining Osler, Mary clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mary worked to establish several pro bono programs within the firm and has appeared in the Court of Appeal on a pro bono basis numerous times. She won a 2011 Lexpert Zenith Award for her work assisting a UN employee obtain a widower’s benefit after his same-sex partner died while working for the UN.