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Doug Sarro is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. His research focuses on corporate law, securities regulation, and the relationship between innovation, law, and politics.

His recent work appears in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, UBC Law Review, Queen's Law Journal, Canadian Business Law Journal, and Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law. He has also commented on business law issues for the Globe and Mail, Canadian Press, and other media outlets.

Before pursuing an academic career, Doug clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, practiced corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, and was a senior advisor at the Ontario Securities Commission. He remains engaged in the securities industry as Chair of CFA Societies Canada’s Advocacy Council.

Doug holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated as gold medallist, and is completing an SJD at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the bars of New York and Ontario, and is a CFA charterholder.


  • 2023–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
  • 2017–2019
    Senior Advisor, Ontario Securities Commission
  • 2014–2017
    Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • 2013–2014
    Clerk, Court of Appeal for Ontario


  • 2013 
    Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor


  • 2022
    Corporate Veil-Piercing and Structures of Canadian Business Law, UBC Law Review
  • 2021
    Incentives, Experts, and Regulatory Renewal, Queen's Law Journal
  • 2021
    Proxy Advisors as Issue Spotters, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • New York State Bar
  • CFA Institute