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Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network

Jul 26, 2023

On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with Theo Dorizac, the general counsel at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. They discuss the media and entertainment landscape, successful in-house team management, wellness considerations for law departments, and leadership during the post-pandemic new normal.

Mr Dorizac shares how he transitioned from private practice to working in media law. He shares his passion for working in a creative space while using his legal skills. They delve into the importance of wellness in law departments, especially during the pandemic, and how SBS implemented formal work goals to address wellbeing. Mr Dorizac emphasises the significance of understanding the impact of decisions made in the media industry and being curious about the world to be an effective in-house lawyer.

They discuss the current challenges faced by in-house counsel in the media and entertainment sector, such as defamation law reform, digital liability, and privacy issues. As the media landscape evolves rapidly, Mr Dorizac stresses the need to balance the excitement of change and new technologies with sticking to first principles and keeping things simple.

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