The Corporate Counsel Show: Helping run the FIFA Women’s World Cup
As the head of legal for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup (being held in Australia and New Zealand), Emily Jackson is operating in a “very truncated time frame” to help ensure the event is a success. However, she says, such vocational experiences provide a lawyer with myriad lessons, which are “unparalleled” for growth and development.
On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by FIFA Women’s World Cup head of legal Emily Jackson to discuss how preparations are going for the 2023 event in Australia and New Zealand, how she has ended up in contract positions in-house, the vocational appeal of such contracts, the jurisdictional concerns to grapple with in organising an international sporting event, especially against the backdrop of an ongoing global pandemic.
Ms Jackson also discusses the importance of preparedness, particularly given the finite time frames of her current role, triaging dozens of urgent priorities, maintaining optimal relationships with various stakeholders, wading through an “issues-rich environment”, why other lawyers should consider such contracts as part of their vocational journey and what might be next on her horizon.
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