Doug holds an LL.B. from the University of Alberta and an LL.M. from Harvard University. He rejoined Reynolds Mirth as Counsel after serving as general counsel and corporate secretary to PCL Constructors Inc., Canada’s largest construction company. He currently serves as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations.
Prior to joining PCL, Doug practiced for almost 30 years with Reynolds Mirth in the areas of construction law, corporate and commercial law, insolvency law and banking law. Earlier in his career, he acted as co-counsel in Vriend v. Alberta, the first successful case in support of LGBTQ2+ rights before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Doug currently serves as President of the Stollery Charitable Foundation and a director of CARE Canada. He has recently completed his term as Chancellor, Chair of the Senate, and member of the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta. In the past, he has served as President of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, as a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and as a director of a number of non-profit organizations including the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Grant MacEwan College.
Doug is a member of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades including the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alberta, the Distinguished Citizen Award and an honorary degree from MacEwan University, the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
University of Alberta, LL.B.
Harvard University, LL.M.