Lisa Douglas

Of Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Lisa Douglas has extensive experience addressing a wide range of issues involving commercial law, regulatory compliance, and information management. She draws on her background in legal research, library and information technology, and knowledge management to provide enterprise information lifecycle compliance advice. Lisa is a member of Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice Group and the Firm's Global Information Technology & Communications Group.

Practice Focus

Lisa’s practice is focused on information governance. She provides clients with the legal, regulatory and best practice guidance necessary to properly manage their enterprise information (data, records) in a legally compliant manner. Lisa advises clients on global records management, privacy, cross-border data transfer, electronic records, lawful access, freedom of information, and related information management issues.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Directs global information governance projects in a variety of sectors including banking and financial services, insurance, pharma/medical devices, technology and manufacturing.
  • Prepares global records retention policies and schedules with attention to multi-jurisdictional legal compliance, privacy implications, cross-border data transfer restrictions, and media-format requirements, and assesses the impact of limitation periods, local best practice, and industry risk in arriving at enterprise-wide solutions.
  • Develops iG360 platform services for global information governance clients including features designed to streamline the provision and implementation of legal advice such as establishing a comprehensive global legal foundation for the advice, innovative communication and alert/update tools, and online Q&As to address client issues as they arise.


  • Ontario~Canada (1993)


  • University of Toronto (LL.B.) (1991)
  • University of Toronto (M.L.S.) (1985)
  • Queen's University (B.A.) (1983)


  • English


Regular contributor to the Information Governance section of b:INFORM, an online portal of Baker McKenzie’s Global Information Technology & Communications Group regarding legal developments and trends in the data privacy, information governance and technology world

Co-author, "Canada Chapter," Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws, Baker McKenzie, 2016


Speaker, “Privacy and Data Protection Concerns,” Common Reporting Standard Compliance, The Canadian Institute: Toronto, 18 October 2016

Speaker, "Information Governance: An Alternative Path to a Successful IT Career," Empowering and Inspiring Women in IT, Hispanotech: Toronto, 29 September 2016

Speaker, "Strategic Risk Management in Global Information Governance," Doing Business Globally, Baker McKenzie, Toronto, 16 October 2015