Doug Harrison

PartnerStikeman Elliott LLPCommercial; Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Doug Harrison is a partner in Stikeman Elliott's litigation section in Toronto. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of general corporate-commercial litigation and arbitration, environmental litigation, product liability, defamation and insolvency.

Doug Harrison is a partner in Stikeman Elliott's litigation section in Toronto. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of general corporate-commercial litigation and arbitration, environmental litigation, product liability, defamation and insolvency.

He has extensive advocacy experience having appeared before all levels of court in Ontario (including the Commercial Court), the Federal Court (Trial Division) and various administrative tribunals. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and class actions. Mr. Harrison was recently recognized as a pre-eminent figure in both litigation and global product liability law by Legal Media Group/Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers.

Mr. Harrison is Vice-Chair of the firm's Claims & Risk Management Committee, and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the American Bar Association ("ABA"), The Advocates' Society, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, ICC Canada, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is currently a vice-chair of the International Mediation Committee of the ABA's Section of International Law. Mr. Harrison is also a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.), entitling him to the designation M.C.I.Arb., and was a member of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Arbitration Association.

He taught Trial Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law from 1993 to 1997. He is the author of The Law of Product Warnings and Recalls in Canada published by LexisNexis Canada and co-editor of the firm's product liability law blog, www.CanadianProductLiabilityLaw.com.

Prior to being called to the Ontario Bar, Mr. Harrison was a reporter and copyeditor with the Globe and Mail as well as a freelance sports writer and broadcaster for several Canadian media outlets including the Canadian Press and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1985
  • Queen's University, B.A., 1982

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1988

Accreditations

  • M.C.I.Arb., The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.)

Experience

  • A major Canadian media entity in an arbitration with a large municipality over certain contractual obligations
  • A home services company in an arbitration to determine amounts due pursuant to a shareholder buyout
  • A large Canadian manufacturer in an arbitration over pricing in a long-term supply agreement
  • A U.S. public company in the defence of claims brought by residents of Burlington, Ontario relating to allegations of off-site TCE contamination
  • Northstar Aerospace in the defence of claims brought by residents of Cambridge, Ontario relating to off-site TCE contamination
  • Siemens Canada in the defence of a claim brought by residents of Kingsville, Ontario for damages arising from a large plastics fire
  • Cle Leasing Enterprises Ltd. (Re), [2012] O.J. No. 2634 (S.C.J.)
  • Allen v. Carnival Corporation, [2008] O.J. No. 249 (C.A.)

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (including Vice-Chair of the International Mediation Committee of the Section of International Law)
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • ICC Canada
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • International Association of Defense Counsel