Jun 30, 2021
Recently, Greenpeace Australia Pacific was engaged in litigation against energy giant AGL, in a case that garnered international attention. Here, the charity’s chief executive and GC unpack the steps taken to win those proceedings.
On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter and general counsel Katrina Bullock to discuss the proceedings brought by AGL against the charity, how they responded to it and worked together to achieve an optimal outcome.
The pair detail the late-night collaboration between legal and senior execs, engagement with external legal counsel, how Ms Bullock helped prep Mr Ritter for the witness box, the state of affairs with alleged “SLAPP lawsuits”, what law departments can learn from how Greenpeace managed these proceedings, and what advice they have for GCs whose organisations may be subject to litigation.
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