David T. Kinnear

“The surname Kinnear was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. In the reign of Malcolm IV (1153-65) a family of Norman origin was established in the north of Fife as vassals of the priory of St Andrews; the head of the family took his surname from the lands of Kinnear (probably Gaelic ceann iar – ‘west headland’).”


David is the Founder & CEO of HPC MEDIA GROUP (HPC), which publishes HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL | HIGH PERFORMANCE CYBER aka #HIPCOUNSEL. HPC is the “voice of the modern legal industry”, which is evolving around data, technology and finance.


A Barrister by call (Middle Temple ’89), David spent several years in private litigation practice – largely focused on substantial construction, engineering and commercial real estate disputes. David worked for leading law firms Pinsent Masons and Linklaters in London before moving to New York to join Credit Suisse. Prior to the launch of HPC, David was a co-founder of a legaltech company focused on process automation, which was successfully acquired by a leading legal services provider.


David is a gifted communicator and conversationalist – readily putting participants at ease in finding resolution. In addition to his legal qualifications as a Barrister, David calls on 20 years of business experience in the perspective he offers as a mediator. He speaks of his own real-world commercial experience as foundational to his passion for mediation – and the positive alternative to litigation that it can provide.


With more than 20 years in business internationally, ranging from financial services to agile technology startups, David brings a rich well of well-grounded experience and perspective to the table. He has a keen eye for marketplace positioning and the importance of client-centric messaging.
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