Randy Bauslaugh leads McCarthy Tétrault’s national Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation practice.
Randy has been involved with many of the leading pension and benefit cases over the past 30 years. He is presently counsel to the administrator of the Canadian Nortel pension plans, a lead creditor in the world-wide bankruptcy proceedings. He has experience advising on plan governance, plan design, plan mergers, restructurings and conversions, surplus repatriation, and deficit management. Randy has led negotiations relating to pension and benefit issues, and has also acted as a mediator and arbitrator in pension related labour disputes. He has reviewed, negotiated and helped implement investment de-risking strategies. Randy’s clients include public and private companies, appointed administrators of wound up plans, financial institutions, joint boards of trustees, and Canadian and foreign governments; for example Randy has advised the Government of Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut on pension policy and legislation and the governments of Bermuda, Jamaica, and India on public pension issues and pension standards.
Randy is an independent expert Trustee for one of Canada’s largest ELHTs, recently established in October, 2016 to oversee implementation and administration of the consolidation of Life, Health and Dental Benefits for approximately 45,000 English Catholic Teachers throughout Ontario. He is an active supporter of many industry associations: for example, he is a member of the Pension Policy Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, the editorial advisory board of Benefits and Pensions Monitor and a former Chairman of the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association. Randy actively engages in community service. He served six years as Chair of the HR Committee of the Canadian Cancer Society, and currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Canadian National Exhibition Association and the Scarborough Hospital Foundation.
In 2014, Randy was inducted into the CPBI Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading pensions & benefits lawyers with Band 1 rankings in both Chambers Canada and Chambers Global in the area of Pensions & Benefits. Within the same practice area, he is ranked Most Frequently Recommended by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and was named Toronto’s 2019 Employee Benefits Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in Canada.
Randy obtained a BA from the University of Waterloo in 1977 and his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1981. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983.
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