Lisa R. Lifshitz is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group, and founder and leader of Torkin Manes’ Technology, Privacy and Data Management Group, with a practice that specializes in the areas of information technology, privacy and cybersecurity, and business law.
Lisa has particular expertise in preparing and negotiating technology agreements, including Internet-related, m-commerce and e-commerce agreements, cloud computing agreements (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), cloud retail and storage agreements, app development agreements, hosting agreements, mobile payment agreements, API agreements, reseller, distribution, development, outsourcing, system acquisition, maintenance and support agreements; master services agreements and consulting and services agreements. Lisa also provides technology-related advice on financings and acquisitions; provides advice on export control, IoT, AI/smart contract, blockchain and open source matters. Lisa has considerable experience helping non-Canadian companies, especially American entities, create appropriate legal agreements for their entry into the Canadian marketplace.
Lisa also practices in the area of privacy and data management, advising both Canadian and international clients on compliance with Canadian privacy and cybersecurity requirements. She routinely advises clients on trans-border data transfers, data breach management, and privacy/cybersecurity compliance in transactions and otherwise. She also advises on compliance relating to Canada’s anti-spam legislation.
For more than 10 years, Lisa has earned numerous elite accolades and rankings by all of the preeminent legal directories as a leading lawyer in Information Technology, Data Privacy, Data Security and Data Protection including, but not limited to, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal (Global Elite Thought Leader in Data – Data Privacy & Protection, Data Security, Information Technology) and LEXPERT®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. She is the Co-editor of Cloud 3.0 – Drafting and Negotiating Effective Cloud Computing Agreements and the co-author of its “Cloud Computing in Canada” chapter, published by the American Bar Association (May 2019) and the co-author of the “Same, Same, but Different: Uncommon Law(s) When Doing Business in Canada”, Director’s Technology Handbook: Tips and Strategies for Advising Corporate Directors (published by the American Bar Association in May, 2021).