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David Bushby

David Bushby

Head of Legal Operations, Canva

The inside Word: Canva & Atticus discuss tech, law, and the people in both

David and Saul discuss the trials, tribulations and lessons learnt from their combined years in legal operations, technology businesses, and law firms.

From managing a high-performing legal operations function at Canva—to bootstrapping a legal tech business from scratch at Atticus—they’ll compare notes on the future of AI, the best and the worst of technology adoption, as well as the tools they use and why.

And, they’ll ask the question: What’s with the grip Microsoft Word still has on legal teams? In the pursuit of innovation, looking back to legacy tech can teach us lessons about how we can create great workplace cultures and (avoid) institutional inertia.

Key Learnings

  • What legal practices can learn from technology companies about digital transformation (and vice versa).
  • AI: What keeps us up at night, what gets us excited, and how it’s changing the focus of our teams.
  • Why Word isn’t going anywhere… just yet.

About David

David spent half his career practising law in-house and in private practice, before trading in his suit and tie for the startup life in 2009.

Since then, he has worked in, managed and launched multiple startups, primarily focused on the legal sector both here and in London. David was the Managing Director of legal resourcing and tech consultancy, InCounsel and has featured over 1,000 legal tech startups from across the globe in his weekly Law Hackers newsletter.

He is currently Head of Legal Operations at Canva.