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David is a Barrister, Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, and the Publisher of High Performance Counsel ("HPC"). He is a former co-founder of a legal technology company focused on legal process automation, which was successfully acquired by a leading legal services provider. He is the founder and former Chairman of The Global Sourcing Council. Member: Bar of England & Wales, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, The Society of Mediators, The Civil Mediation Council, and the Mediator Network.

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

Main areas of practice:

• Commercial and Contractual Disputes
• Construction & Engineering
• Commercial Property & Real Estate
• International
• Managed / Outsourced Business Services (ITO, BPO, RPO)
• Data Privacy
• Cybersecurity
• Technology
• Startups

David spent his early years in private litigation practice – largely focused on substantial construction, engineering and commercial real estate disputes. David worked for leading law firms Pinsent Masons and Linklaters in London before moving to New York to join Credit 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 directed major global outsourcing, shared sourcing, HR operations & process efficiency initiatives including the digitization of records, the global roll-out of PeopleSoft HRMS & Y2K Compliance. David has worked extensively in the UK, US, Philippines, India and China markets in the areas of data management, HR and BPO - and most 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.

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