Lisa Clarke, LL.B, LL.M, PhD

General Counsel

As the General Counsel for Innovate Calgary, Lisa is responsible for managing the legal affairs of Innovate Calgary by providing legal advice and services, liaising with outside counsel, and minimizing liability exposure by recommending and implementing appropriate policies, practices, and procedures.  She advises on a wide range of legal, operational, and strategic issues, with a focus on intellectual property and technology-based commercial transactions, startup technology companies

Expertise and background:

  • Ph.D. International Law, University of Amsterdam
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, European University Institute
  • LL.M., University of Helsinki
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Director, Senior Legal Counsel, Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Legal Counsel, ENMAX Corporation
  • Lecturer, International Human Rights Law, University of Amsterdam
  • Associate Lawyer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Board of Directors, Immigrant Services Calgary