Meet Our Team

David Kinnear

Publisher & Chief Conversationalist
I like meeting people and hearing what they have to say. If we’ve not connected, let’s get in touch. My hope is that High Performance Counsel can give a voice to the many perspectives, reflections and aspirations of the leaders and participants in this evolving industry space. I hope you enjoy the experience and find value in the thoughts shared by this diverse collection of individuals.

Zac Hale

Production Editor & Contributor
Zac Hale is active in the legal tech space as a writer, developer, and project manager while pursuing his J.D. and a Master’s in Public Service. His areas of focus include justice technology, intellectual property, and algorithmic integrity.

David Willink

Our Man in London & Contributor
David brings a unique perspective on the UK and International Legal scene. Known for his depth of understanding and just the right dash of humor, he’s a sought-after Barrister in London.

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Stewart Whaley

Production Editor & Contributor
Stewart is a software developer, attorney, and Certified Information Privacy Professional with experience developing, supporting and architecting software solutions to solve real-world problems.

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Richard Buchanan

UK Business & Contributor

A committed and passionate consultant, Richard has over 15 years’ experience leveraging technology with behavior change to design sustainable and forward looking business practices for a variety of clients. including 5 years’ managing and mentoring cross-cultural teams and CSR projects in Asia, India, Europe, and North America within the private sector.  Richard’s experience has included managing consulting projects for FTSE250 and Fortune500 companies such as Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Johnson Controls, and UBS.

Deborah Quinn

Contributor & Recruiting Partner
Deborah Quinn is a Talent Acquisition Consultant.Ms. Quinn’s diverse experience includes work in financial services, consulting and insurance both in the U.S and International markets. She demonstrates strength in the successful completion of search engagements for clients representing a broad range of industries and functional areas.