Douglas E. McAllister retired from the Office of General Counsel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after having served as Area Legal Counsel for the Brazil, Philippines and Asia North Areas. In Brazil, he was instrumental in the publication and dissemination in Portuguese of The Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere. He helped create Liberdade Religiosa: Um Guia de Seus Direitos – Brasil, which presently has 51 co-sponsoring organizations, including federal and state government entities, state Bar associations, academic institutions, religious organizations and human rights groups. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Geneva Office for Human Rights Education. Previously, Doug served in Washington, D.C., initially as an Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and later as Vice President and Deputy Chief Counsel of the American Mining Congress; in Phoenix, AZ as Director, Fennemore Craig, PC; in New York City as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for ASARCO Incorporated, a multi-national non-ferrous metals company; and in Arizona, as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, then Interim Chief Executive Officer, and finally Executive Vice President of the same company and its successor.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he served as Casenote and Comment Editor of the Law Review. He and his wife, Janice, of Alberta, Canada, have seven children and seventeen grandchildren.