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.