The Corporate Counsel Show: ‘I can’t believe I get to do this every day’

27 July 2022 By Robyn Tongol

Megan Comerford has always loved Australian rules football. Now the general manager of legal for the AFL Players’ Association, she is in a position to wake up, every day, and undertake rewarding legal work.

On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by AFL Players’ Association general manager of legal Megan Comerford to discuss her career in law to date, the primary focus on collective bargaining for male and female players, being part of a “niche business within a niche industry”, what the daily grind looks like and how such legal work is evolving, with the advent of the AFLW.

Ms Comerford also explains the need to cater to the idiosyncratic needs of both male and female players, in conjunction with their varying personal circumstances, the need to be adaptive and flexible with any external circumstances in the sporting world, the importance of knowledge sharing with legal counsel in other sporting codes, and implementing best governance practices to drive Australian sport forward.

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