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David T. Kinnear

David T. Kinnear

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David is a Barrister, Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, andthe Publisher of High Performance Counsel (“HPC”). He is a formerco-founder of a legal technology company focused on legal processautomation, which was successfully acquired by a leading legalservices provider. He is the founder and former Chairman of TheGlobal Sourcing Council.

David spent his early years in private litigation practice – largelyfocused on substantial construction, engineering and commercialreal estate disputes. David worked for leading law firms PinsentMasons and Linklaters in London before moving to New York to joinCredit Suisse.

As Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, he helped negotiate &execute the relocation of Credit Suisse into its (now) NYC global HQ– the iconic Eleven Madison Avenue. Subsequently, David directedmajor global outsourcing, shared sourcing, HR operations & processefficiency initiatives including the digitization of records, the globalroll-out of PeopleSoft HRMS & Y2K Compliance.

David has worked extensively in the UK, US, Philippines, India andChina markets in the areas of data management, HR and BPO – andmost recently LPO, LegalOps.

David graduated from the University of Manchester with Honors in Law and Bar School (College of Legal Education) in London, and has been a member of Middle Temple since 1989.

David Kinnear undertakes domestic and international commercial andcontractual work, drawing on twenty years of international businessexperience. He brings a lifetime of client-side perspective – calling on hisown experiences working not just in the legal industry but in technology,banking, outsourcing, construction, digital media and cybersecurity. Hebrings substantial experience in corporate restructuring and business re-engineering around advanced uses of technology. He highlights Data Privacyand Cybersecurity as being critical areas of focus for businesses and thesource of increasingly complex disputes.

Called to the Bar: Summer 1989

HPC Direct
Public Access Accredited Barrister
March 2020 – Present (5 months)
London, England, United Kingdom

David Kinnear undertakes domestic and international commercial andcontractual work, drawing on twenty years of international businessexperience. He brings a lifetime of client-side perspective – calling on hisown experiences working not just in the legal industry but in technology,banking, outsourcing, construction, digital media and cybersecurity. Hebrings substantial experience in corporate restructuring and business re-engineering around advanced uses of technology. He highlights Data Privacyand Cybersecurity as being critical areas of focus for businesses and thesource of increasingly complex disputes.

Member:
  • Bar of England & Wales,
  • American Bar Association,
  • New York State Bar Association,
  • New York City Bar Association,
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,
  • The Society of Mediators,
  • The Civil Mediation Council,
  • The Mediator Network.

Education

Harvard Kennedy School, (2000 - 2001)

City, University of London, Bar, Law, (1988 - 1989)

Manchester University, Law, Law, (September 1985 - June 1988)

Caterham School, (1978 - 1985)

Cumnor House, Prep School, (1972 - 1977)

Experience

HPC #HIPCOUNSEL MEDIA
Founder, CEO & Publisher
November 2016 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Greater New York City Area

HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL (HPC aka #hipcounsel) delivers world-class media coverage, actionable intelligence and essential professionaldevelopment assets - designed to equip and empower modern legal & cyberindustry professionals. HPC's media coverage uniquely reflects the seniorleadership and technical innovation shaping the next decade of change in themodern legal industry. We believe in setting a high bar on the quality of ourcoverage and the associated value that it offers to those seeking inspiration,knowledge and perspective to address the future-state legal economy.

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Barrister (Middle Temple '89) - Bar of England & Wales
1989 - Present (31 years)
Middle Temple, London, England