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Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1983

With a strong ability to communicate the complex and to find practical and strategic solutions, Randy possesses the knowledge and expertise to advise clients on the most sophisticated pension and benefits plans

Randy Bauslaugh leads McCarthy Tétrault's national Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation practice.

Randy provides legal advice to sponsors, administrators, service providers and governments on a wide range of pension benefit matters. He has been involved in many of the leading pension and benefit cases over the past 35 years. He has also been a litigator, mediator, arbitrator, plan trustee and professional lobbyist. Randy has worked closely with public and private companies, appointed administrators of wound up plans, financial institutions, joint boards of trustees, and Canadian and foreign governments. This variety of experience has provided him with many insights to identity and solve a broad range of legal problems efficiently.

Randy strives to provide practical solutions. As a trustee of one of Canada's largest ELHTs and as a board member, he understands the need for diligent, practical and comprehensible legal advice when advising or representing decision makers and in-house counsel.

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. He is currently on the Board of Scarborough Health Network Foundation and is a member of the Executive Committees of the Boards of Directors of the Canadian National Exhibition Association, its Foundation and a for-profit subsidiary. 

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.



Randy Bauslaugh often acts with his colleagues at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in high profile matters, including the following ongoing matters:

  • On behalf of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association developing and implementing a multi-employer target benefit plan for law and accounting firms;
  • As a lobbyist for certain multi-employer plans to end discrimination against non-union workplaces in the provision of contingent (target) benefits;
  • As lead counsel for the appointed administrator of Nortel's pension plans in which the firm recovered almost $1 billion, and lead litigation counsel in 2019 relating to PBFG refunds; 
  • On behalf of Brewers Retail Inc., Canada's largest privately owned chain of retail outlets selling beer and other mal beverages, in class and regulatory proceedings relating to future indexing of benefits;
  • Currently representing a leading North American marketer of grain, oilseeds and pulses in negotiating a settlement of regulatory and potential class action claims relating to misadministration of bridging benefits in the period since 1986;
  • Assisted in the successful representation of a plan administrator and sponsor in a $140 million class action relating to the proper calculation of benefit entitlements; and
  • Representing former senior executives on tax and other issues relating to their executive pension and compensation arrangements.


  • Lancaster House, Pension Conference, “Panel 5: Pension Plans in the New World of Work”, Pension Plans in the New World of Work: Assessing the impact of disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, and shifting demographics, December 4, 2020
  • McCarthy Tétrault’s 10th Annual Pension Seminar, “The Accelerated Normal”, Webinar. November 18, 2020
  • US Lawyers Webinar, “Canadian Pensions and Benefits Law for U.S. Lawyers”, October 29, 2020
  • Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute National Forum, “Delegation Without Losing Control”, June 18, 2020
  • Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law, “ESG for Pension Fiduciaries: Focus on Value, not Values”, Toronto, February 19, 2020
  • McCarthy Tétrault’s Vancouver Conference, “Managing Risks Before The Boom Drops”, February 12, 2020
  • Koried/NYCBERS, “Effective Trustee Oversight (or, How I learned to delegate without losing control)”, Key West, Florida, January 25, 2020
  • McCarthy Tétrault’s 17th Annual Disclosure and Governance Seminar, “Climate Change”, November 19, 2019.
  • ESG and Your Portfolio, Putting Beneficiaries First. Day long conference for trustees of various New York City Pension Funds. Key note speaker, CFA Institute of New York City, November 4, 2019
  • Target Benefit Developments What’s New and What’s Needed, OBA Pension Hot Spots, Toronto, ON, October 8, 2019
  • Composite Pension Plans: The Canadian Experience, NCCMP, Hollywood, Florida, September 21, 2019
  • Better Pensions for Law Firm Employees, TLOMA Toronto, August 9, 2019
  • How UN Development Goals are Shaping Investment Managers, Koried Global, Miami, Florida, July 10 to 12, 2019
  • Workshop #13 – Flexible Benefits , IPEBLA Lisbon, Portugal, May 19 to 22, 2019
  • Workshop #9 – Flexible Benefits , IPEBLA Lisbon, Portugal, May 19 to 22, 2019
  • Trends: The View from Our Offices?, McCarthy Tétrault Client Conference Vancouver/Calgary, Feb. 6 & 7, 2019
  • Trends: The View from Our Offices?, McCarthy Tétrault Client Conference Toronto, November 15, 2018
  • Cost Efficient Retirement Plans, Law Firm Leadership Conference, Toronto, November 8, 2018
  • Investment Policy and Investment Duties of Pension Fiduciaries, Koried Global Summit, Miami, Florida, July 10 to 13, 2018
  • Target Benefit Plans — Hitting the Bulls-Eye, McCarthy Tétrault Annual Labour & Employment Seminar, Vancouver, February 7, 2018
  • Target Benefit Plans — Hitting the Bulls-Eye, McCarthy Tétrault 1st Annual Pension Seminar, Calgary, February 8, 2018
  • Recent trends in Pension Governance and Legislative & Regulatory Update, Independent Actuaries Network, Mississauga, February 27, 2018
  • Innovative Pension Plan Design, Osgood Certificate Program, Toronto, March 21, 2018
  • Session 3 - Managing Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) and Responsible Investing, Iceland Chamber of Commerce, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 12 to 16, 2018
  • Managing Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Factor Integration, co-speaker Dr. Hendrik Garz and Target Benefits - A Bold Innovation in Pension Plan Design, ICA Conference, Berlin, June 3 to 8, 2018
  • Workshop XIX: Say it Ain't So — Dutch to go DC, CBA/ABA/IPEBLA Conference, Boston, MA, June 10 to 12, 2018