Comments have been flooding in on LinkedIn in response to the appointment of ex-Barclays Bank GC Rob Dinning as director of legal function co-sourcing at EY Riverview Law.
Announcing the hire, EY Riverview Law’s CEO Chris Price said: “Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading legal transformation initiatives including departmental restructurings, legal panel management and evolution and external sourcing strategies utilising both managed service and contract lawyers.
“His addition to the legal function co-sourcing team strengthens the EY Riverview Law proposition. Our legal function co-sourcing offering combines people, processes, technology and actionable data to help businesses define an executable operating model. Welcome to the team Rob!”
Responding to the news, Derek Southall joined many in saying “Huge congratulations – you will be great.” ThoughtRiver founder Tim Pullan said: “That’s a great role Rob, congratulations.” While Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s chief legal innovation officer Isabel Parker said: “Nice! Enjoy your new role.”
Our write up of EY’s acquisition of Riverview Law four months ago generated the highest traffic of any story in 2018 to date.
We’ll catch up with Rob soon and bring you more details about the role.