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Nick Child, Founder and Trustee of Law Rocks Foundation
A Managing Director at Navigant (NYSE: NCI), Nick Child joined Navigant in late 2013 after 21 years at Keating Chambers where he was appointed Senior Clerk in 2005.
Nick is the founder of Law Rocks!, a charity fundraising global battle of the bands among legal organisations across the globe. A father of five children, he is also an Ambassador to KidsOut (www.kidsout.org), a charity which gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society and workforce. Nick has been included in "The Lawyer Hot 100”, a publication listing the 100 most influential people in the Law in the UK who said of him; “Child goes to 11”.
Nick started Law Rocks! because he wanted the legal industry to be recognized as givers, not takers. He knew they were, but the public perception was wrong. He now hopes this has changed for the better, and that Law Rocks! will forever put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’.
Ted Scott, US Co-Founder and Board President/Trustee of Law Rocks Foundation
By day, Ted Scott is a civil engineer and founding partner of the litigation consulting firm, Secretariat International where he specializes in providing expert witness testimony on construction disputes and has considerable experience working on projects in the UK, the Middle East, the Far East and the United States of America
By night, Mr. Scott is a co-founder and the current President of Law Rocks where he believes that rock n roll can change the world.
Damian Hickman, Trustee of Law Rocks Foundation
Damian Hickman is the is the Managing Director of The International Dispute Resolution Centre, which he set up in 2000. Before this he was the Manager of The Fleet Arbitration Centre which he joined in 1994. Damian is been regularly consulted in the setting up of other dispute resolution centres around the world.
Damian is a member of the International Arbitration Charity Ball Committee and Compere/Partner of Law Rocks! and a Governor of the Europa School, a bi-lingual free school in Oxfordshire. He comperes as many Law Rocks! gigs around the world as he can get to and is very much the 'face' of Law Rocks!
Brandt Mori, US Co-Founder
Brandt Mori is Counsel at Venable LLP. Mr. Mori's practice focuses on representing clients in complex business and real estate acquisition, sale and financing transactions; domestic and international joint ventures; hotel and restaurant/nightclub management agreements, development agreements and brand/trademark license agreements; celebrity chef consulting and license agreements; office and retail leases, including restaurant and nightclub/bar leases; private investment offerings; and general commercial agreements.
Mr. Mori's general corporate experience also encompasses the formation and structuring of new business ventures, product licensing and distribution, equity and debt financings, corporate restructurings, corporate disputes and general corporate governance.
Rob Buchanan, Sydney Co-Chair
Rob Buchanan is a construction and engineering lawyer based in Sydney and a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. Rob is qualified as a Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and in England. He is also a Chartered Civil Engineer and worked for a main contractor on a range of projects before requalifying in law.
Rob has significant experience in construction and engineering disputes arising out of major projects. He has a particular focus on energy, mining and major infrastructure. His clients include Thiess, Snowy Hydro, Vestas, McConnell Dowell, Lend Lease and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Rob is deeply engaged with the construction market and has represented clients delivering most types of infrastructure. He is able to provide advisory support during the construction phase of large projects; and works in litigation, arbitration (international and domestic), adjudication, mediation, expert determination, conciliation and negotiation.
Sidika Baysal Hatipoglu, Istanbul Chair
Sidika Baysal Hatipoglu leads the Corporate Law team of the B+B Legal in Istanbul, specializing in International Mergers & Acquisitions and Technology Law. She is recognized as a Technology Law and M&A expert and has extensive experience representing a variety of Turkish and international clients on buy and sell sides. She also acted as Secretary General and Board Member of GYIAD (Young Executive and Entrepreneurs Association), and currently the Vice-chair of European Regional Forum of the International Bar Association, and a Board Member of the Make a Wish Foundation in Turkey.
Sara Paradisi, Singapore Chair
Sara is a Senior Associate in Berwin Leighton Paisner’s specialist Construction & Engineering practice based in Singapore. She has worked for clients from all sides of the construction industry and has experience of conducting arbitrations under the SIAC, LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL rules.
Sara is a Solicitor-Advocate and has Higher Rights of Audience in the English Courts. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2008 (the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn). Sara is a member of the eDisclosure Working Group of the Technology and Construction Court (UK) and the junior sub-committee of the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association (“TeCSA”), TeCSA 10s.
Louise Santos, Sydney Co-Chair
Louise, Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, has broad experience advising different parties on construction and infrastructure projects in a variety of sectors, with a focus on transport. She has advised on a wide range of PPP and UK PFI projects at all stages of the procurement process, as well as construction projects (using both D&C and construct only contracts) and services contracts. She is admitted in both England and Wales and New South Wales, Australia.
Greg Doll is the founding partner of Doll Amir & Eley, an 18-lawyer litigation firm in Century City. He has been a drummer for 30 years, and played professionally for several years on the Sunset Strip in the 90s, sharing the stage with bands such as Incubus and System of a Down. His current lawyer band, Big Dicta, has played Law Rocks in Los Angeles for the past two years, and took home top prize this year alongside Latham & Watkins’ band, Diversion.
Charles D. Jarrell
Charles “Chuck” Jarrell is a partner at Allen Matkins whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex business disputes and commercial fraud claims. His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of litigation, including real estate, partnership, environmental, and construction disputes.
Mr. Jarrell also serves on the board of Law Rocks and the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. When he is not serving his community, Chuck is the band leader and guitarist for Attractive Nuisance. He has also served as the emcee of Law Rocks events.
Eric Kennedy is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Buchalter and the Chair of the Automotive Industry group. Eric’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation with an emphasis on class action defense. He is the lead singer of Attractive Nuisance.
In addition to Law Rocks, Eric serves on the boards of the Triunfo YMCA and the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.
Charity O’Sullivan is a Senior Vice President and Client Executive in the JLT Specialty USA’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining JLT Specialty USA, she was at Marsh Risk and Insurance since 2006, where she was a Client Executive within the Environmental, Real Estate and Technology industry. In her tenure at Marsh, Charity led the Pacific South Partnership Environmental Practice. She has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Marsh, O'Sullivan was with Chubb as an underwriter and loss control representative. Charity started her career as an environmental consultant and utilizes this background in advising her clients and attorneys of alternative pollution risk transfer programs.
Omi Turanchik Crawford, Director of Marketing and Development
Omi Turanchik Crawford joined Law Rocks in mid-2014 as the Director of Marketing and Development. She has extensive experience in nonprofit management, operational efficiency, development, marketing, and event planning, as well as the creative and performing arts.
Omi is inspired by the tremendous good that local nonprofits do for their communities and a true believer in the power of music.