2021 Summit






17 June 2021

Arrival registration & networking

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Navigate the post-pandemic litigious marketplace

8:50 AM - 9:50 AM

Hybrid and face-to-face return to work models highlight unique risks, including but not limited to health and safety and cyber security. As businesses face restructure and operational change against the backdrop of the first national recession in three decades, will issues such as discrimination and employment practices increase the chance of litigious proceedings? Or will changes to continuous disclosure laws hinder the capacity for shareholder actions?

In this session, we will:

  • Examine trends in litigation and legislative developments and reveal strategies to combat related proceedings.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder relationships to reach positive outcomes.
  • Learn to navigate director liability and high-profile litigation cases in the eyes of the media.

LOD Session - TBC

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Paul Cowling

Paul Cowling

Managing Director,
LOD Australia

Morning networking break

10:30 AM - 11:05 AM

Workplace 101: Curate Culture and Diversity in Hybrid Environments

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

As businesses look to implement new-world business models and hybrid operations, questions surrounding culture are raised. We will explore how law departments are fairing in diversity and inclusion, and discuss why representation and inclusiveness remains key to success.

In this session;

  • Receive insight as to how departments are retaining talent and promoting D&I as we reveal how they plan to recruit talent in 2021.
  • Uncover the path forward for strengthening your team and creating a positive work environment.
  • Learn strategies for nurturing team wellness to produce optimal output and collaboration in a hybrid environment.
Ria Manguray

Ria Manguray

Legal Counsel, Tourism Australia

Katrina Johnson

Katrina Johnson

Wise Tech Global, General Counsel

Kate Sherburn

Kate Sherburn

Legal Beagle, Who Gives A Crap

Best practice for data governance in 2021

11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

The OAIC reported 519 data breaches in December 2020, a 5 per cent increase since June 2020. As malicious cyber attacks and human error remain leading sources of reported data breaches, learn how you can implement policies and practices for data protection to safeguard your organisation.

In this session:

  • Develop frameworks for compliance and data protection for a remote workplace environment.
  • Uncover key challenges for data governance for 2021 and beyond.
  • Ascertain opportunities for automation and data security.

Afternoon networking & lunch

12:50 PM - 1:35 PM

The big tech regulatory landscape

1:35 PM - 2:10 PM

Technology continues to accelerate cross-sector reforms in government efforts to regulate areas such as big tech, fintech and regtech. With an increase in proposed reforms across sectors such as media and financial services, Australian businesses are due to face major change.

In this session:

  • We will discuss the Australian tech regulatory landscape.
  • Learn how you can support your organisation in the wake of new reforms.
  • Develop strategies for reducing the financial impact of reforms to your organisation.
Craig Emery

Craig Emery

General Counsel, Telstra

Closing remarks

3:10 PM - 3:15 PM

Conference closes & networking

3:30 PM