Following a career in the Australian Navy and then leading the Australian and Canadian arms of a global aerospace and defence conglomerate, Ron Fisher is now serving as principal adviser on defence industry matters for an award-winning NewLaw firm. Here, he discusses why such advisory work is so important for firms and law departments moving forward.
On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Proximity principal adviser Ron Fisher – who was formerly the president and chief executive of Raytheon Canada and managing director of Raytheon Australia – to discuss his naval career and experience in a major defence technology company, the projects he has worked on in the defence sector and what he learned from those projects, and where defence industry projects may be headed under a new federal government.
Mr Fisher also outlines his perception of how legal work in the defence industry space will evolve in the near future, the headline issues and challenges for law firms and in-house teams working in this space, what will constitute best practice for such lawyers, how best firms and departments can advance their proficiencies in defence work, and why defence industry work is such an important and motivating vocational pursuit.
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