Dan Creasey – King & Wood Mallesons, Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact

Dan is Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact at King & Wood Mallesons leading a team of pro bono & social impact experts via the KWM Community Impact program (pro bono, volunteering, philanthropy and reconciliation & empowerment).

Dan is a leading pro bono, community and responsible business lawyer and was named in the 2016 Hot List by Australasian Lawyer magazine. He has been a speaker at the International Bar Association Conference in Sydney, the Asia Pro Bono Conference in Myanmar, Hong Kong and Indonesia, the PBI Conference in the United States, the National Pro Bono & A2J Conference in Sydney, the NACLC Conferences in Brisbane & Melbourne and the Australian Pro Bono Academy in Sydney. Dan is often quoted in the legal and mainstream press including The Age, LIJ, Boardroom Radio, Lawyers Weekly, Brisbane Legal and ADVOC News. He has written various articles that have been published in the LIJ, Governance Directions and My Business.

Dan’s primary areas of practice include: Poverty Law (housing/tenancy rights, domestic violence, credit & debt and victims compensation); Public Interest Law/Human Rights Litigation; Insurance Litigation (defence/claims work); and Practice Management (pro bono, charities & community legal centres).

Dan has developed considerable expertise in acting for (and assisting) CLCs, charities and non-profit organisations, as well as insurers & corporations. He has built a substantial practice advising and assisting charitable institutions and is a trusted advisor to many of the largest charities, non-profits and CLCs in Australia. Dan has highly developed skills in strategy planning and implementation, communications and community engagement.

Daniel has been involved in devising and delivering significant pro bono, volunteering, charitable and community engagement projects, with large teams of people and in a variety of jurisdictions, including Australia, South Africa, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands. Many of these projects have been run in partnership with commercial clients.

Dan has worked in pro bono & community for over 12 years. Prior to coming to KWM, he was Partner at an Australian firm where he led the pro bono & community program and prior to that position, Dan was the Asia Pacific Pro Bono Director for a global firm.