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Transforming your internal legal operations: where to start?



11:00 - Singapore
13:00 - Sydney

Where do you start when contemplating innovation to transform your internal legal operations?

Legal operations is a multidisciplinary and strategic role.  As a risk centre, you are the front line defenders of slip ups, disgruntled and malicious intent. Every process you undertake has the potential to be under scrutiny by court and enforcement regulators alike. As a business centre, you are being squeezed to do more with less and show greater value to the business. 

Where do you start when contemplating innovation to transform your internal legal operations? 

In this session, we will discuss the 4 key considerations when looking to innovate to become a centre of excellence for your business.


Angela Bunting, Vice President – eDiscovery, Nuix

Angela Bunting is a highly skilled technologist and consultant who has worked with unstructured and structured data technologies for more than 18 years. She is one of Australia’s electronic discovery pioneers and has held technical and managerial roles at global law firm King Wood Mallesons and Law in Order, the country’s leading litigation support bureau. Angela is an active contributor to the Australian technology and eDiscovery communities, supporting programs such as Girl Geeks, Code Dojo and Women in eDiscovery.

Peter Connor, Specialist, Legal Operations & Transformation Services, KPMG Law

After starting his career with Baker McKenzie, Peter spent more than 25 years in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, UK, Switzerland and Australia as regional general counsel. He also worked in government affairs and compliance roles where he received awards for business leadership and design thinking.

Peter led the development of technology products for a compliance firm before starting his own business to provide training and consulting on legal operations and transformation to some of the world's most well-known legal departments.

He is widely regarded as a global thought leader and regularly speaks at legal technology and innovation conferences around the world. Peter's thought leadership articles focus on identifying specific skills and knowledge that lawyers need to develop for collaboration and innovation, and have been published in the Association of Corporate Counsel's Docket magazine.

Jamie Levy, Partner, KPMG Law

Jamie is a Partner in KPMG Law’s Sydney office. As a former General Counsel of a large Sovereign Wealth Fund, Jamie understands the challenges facing in-house legal counsels.

Jamie has worked with leading Australian and New York law firms, acting as a corporate and private equity funds lawyer. Before joining KPMG Law, Jamie was a General Counsel with a Sovereign Investment Fund where he acted as General Counsel, leading a team of 20+ lawyers around the globe and was lead corporate lawyer for many large, multi-jurisdictional and complex transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, disposals, mergers, industrial collaborations (civil and military) and consortium investment arrangements. Prior to that Jamie was based in London, where he obtained significant experience in advising private equity fund sponsors and investors in relation to establishment and investment into private equity funds. 

With local and international legal experience, Jaime is an expert at demystifying legal tech noise and is able to evaluate real options to support inhouse legal teams become more efficient and effective. His skillset enables him to determine where people, process and technology can combine to supercharge the legal function and meet the modern business world's expectation of 'doing more with less'. 

Stewart Rasmussen, Director, Legal Technology, KPMG Australia

Stewart leads KPMG Australia's Applied Legal Technology and Innovation team nationally.

He helps clients across the full lifecycle of technology-led innovation from root-cause issue analysis through to ideation, solution design and implementation, as well as the continuous improvement of use.

Stewart brings a commercial and strategic approach to navigating the legal technology landscape, focusing on the identification of practical solutions that contribute to operational performance and deliver appropriate return on effort.

He leverages an extensive professional background from within leading global legal technology companies in both the UK and Australia.


27 September 2018
03:00 - 03:55 UTC
55 min