Beyond Compliance: using generative AI responsibly, legally and ethically


Generative AI is rapidly evolving, while its potential and risks are still uncertain. Boards advising their organisations on its use are faced with the question:

Are we equipped to provide that support?

Unless board members understand generative AI and its implications, they will be unable to judge the likely impact of a company’s generative AI strategy and the related decisions regarding investments, risk, talent, technology and more on the organisation and its stakeholders. Yet, our conversations with board members and senior executives reveal that many of them admit they lack this understanding.

How we can help

Companies need to start applying a safe framework to AI development, use and deployment, but we understand that it can be difficult without knowledge of the risks.  Led by Lisa Ziegert, Director – Client Solutions, our expert team delivers sessions that empower boards and senior leaders to be prepared for emerging trends from the use of generative AI including the legal, ethical and regulatory risks.

Being proactive enables leadership teams and boards to benefit from a greater level of comfort with legal compliance and importantly a reduced risk of legal liability.

Please contact us to discuss key issues facing your business and how we can help tailor a program to suit your needs.

Generative AI – questions for boards to ask

  1. What is our company’s perspective on how AI will disrupt our industry and who are the global leaders in AI in our industry?
  2. What risks associated with AI does our company need to consider and do we need to have a documented AI incident response plan?
  3. Who is responsible for managing those AI risks?
  4. What are our legal and regulatory requirements regarding AI?
  5. How is AI being used by the company?
  6. What policies and procedures does our company  need to have in place to manage the risks associated with AI?
  7. What guidance should we give our people about their use of AI and do we need to provide roles based training?
  8. How does AI affect intellectual property rights?
  9. How are we using data with regards to AI?
  10. What are the data security risks?

Is AI the fifth industrial revolution? Our experts discuss the issues and legal implications of AI tools, such as ChatGPT in our podcast AI: the fifth industrial revolution?

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Key contacts

Lisa Ziegert
Director – Client Solutions

Lisa is a legal operations specialist with over 15 years' experience in legal technology, transformation and knowledge management.

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Alison Choy Flannigan
Partner & Co-Lead, Health & Community

Alison specialises in advising clients in the health, aged care, disability, life sciences and community sectors. 

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John Gray
Partner, Technology & Digital Economy Co-Lead and NSW Government Co-Lead

John is a corporate lawyer specialising in technology and IP law, particularly for IT, telecommunications and media clients.

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Ben Hamilton
Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Ben specialises in technology law, intellectual property and commercial contracts, trade marks and commercialisation.

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