Mary Paterson

PartnerOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLPInsolvency & Restructuring; Finance

Mary Paterson's commercial litigation practice focuses on class actions, contract disputes in court or in arbitrations, franchise disputes (including injunctions), assisting financial institutions resolve disputes, and assisting stakeholders in receiverships, bankruptcies and proceedings pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. Before joining Osler, Mary clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

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Mary Paterson's commercial litigation practice focuses on class actions, contract disputes in court or in arbitrations, franchise disputes (including injunctions), assisting financial institutions resolve disputes, and assisting stakeholders in receiverships, bankruptcies and proceedings pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. Before joining Osler, Mary clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Mary worked to establish several pro bono programs within Osler's 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.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 2004
  • Osgoode Hall Trial Advocacy Course
  • University of Calgary, B.Comm.
  • University of Calgary, B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2005

Experience

  • Board Member, Project Work
  • Court of Appeal Amicus Program and Law Help Centre, Pro Bono Law Ontario
  • Outside counsel assisting the United Nations Office of Staff Legal Assistance and representing UN employees directly

Associations

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
  • The Osgoode Society

Awards & Honours

  • Lexpert Zenith Award, 2011