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Professional Services

Sinéad Burke

Industry Expert, Morae Global



With a strong history spanning over two decades as a thought leader and doer in the ALSP market, Sinead continues to successfully push the role of technology in innovation and transformation of large highly regulated corporate legal functions. Her leadership on advisory projects at some of the largest and most complex European financial institutions has seen her introduce technology-enabled managed services initiatives, technology-enabled legal spend transformation initiatives, technology-enabled self-service models, and more. Sinead is an achiever that any team would fight tooth and nail to have access to.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Sinéad is an Industry Expert at Morae, providing consulting services around the strategic planning, implementation and delivery of large-scale transformational projects. Sinead also provides coaching/mentoring services to leaders of the legal sector.  
Prior to joining Morae, Sinéad was a key player in initiating and developing Herbert Smith Freehills’ Alternative Legal Services Group. In her role as Director of the APAC region, Sinéad was responsible for teams in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai and Sydney, and for the delivery of these services to the firm’s clients globally. This included services around commercial litigation, class actions, arbitrations and regulatory investigations across a range of highly regulated sectors. Sinéad also provided non-contentious services to the financial and corporate sectors, utilising a range of applied legal technologies and resourcing models for the delivery of large projects within M&A, Capital Markets and Contract Review. In 2017, Sinéad was honoured to accept, a FT Innovative Lawyers Award for Innovation in New Business and Delivery Models in the Innovation in the Business of Law category on behalf of Herbert Smith Freehills for the opening of the Shanghai and Melbourne hubs in 2016.
Sinéad was Associate Director at Janders Dean International. During this time, Sinéad worked with a range of clients in private practice as well as in-house legal teams on a number of strategic projects from designing a new fee-earning practice group for litigation services within a global law firm to advising a global bank’s inhouse team on strategic transformation (including structural, technology and cost-management initiatives). 
Sinéad holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from University College Dublin (French & German). She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2005 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Sinéad was admitted to practice in Australia by the Supreme Court of New South Wales and held an Australian practicing certificate for 7 years. Most recently Sinéad completed a Diploma in Personal & Business Coaching at the Irish Lifecoach Institute. She is currently based in Ireland.

Other Nominees

Public Services, Politics & Social

Helen Avakyan

Member of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers Council & Counsel at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners