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Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence

Lisa R. Liftshitz


Lisa is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group and Chair of its Technology and Privacy & Data Management Groups. She has particular expertise in preparing, negotiating and advising on technology agreements, including cloud computing, AI/smart contracts, fintech and blockchain contracts. Lisa also practises in the areas of privacy/cybersecurity, advising on trans-border data transfers, breach management and CASL compliance. 

Lisa has earned numerous accolades and rankings as a leading lawyer in Information Technology, Privacy and Data Management with Chambers GlobalChambers CanadaLEXPERTThe Best Lawyers in CanadaWho’s Who Legal (as a Global Elite Thought Leader) and LEXPERT/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

Lisa is a well-known author and speaker, contributing to such publications as Business Law Today. She is the co-author of Cloud 3.0 – Drafting and Negotiating Effective Cloud Computing Agreement (May 2019). Lisa is currently the Content Officer and Chair of the Content Board of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the ABA and is Co-Chair of the BLS Robotics and AI Subcommittee, Cyberspace Committee.

She is also a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems. Lisa is also a Director/past President of the Canadian Technology Law Association and is the Co-Chair of its Privacy/Cybersecurity Committee.