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Speaker

Andrew Brereton

Director Legal Services

American Express

Biography

Andrew is a Director within the General Counsel Office at American Express and leads the Legal Services Team (LST). The LST is a team of lawyers based in the UK and Canada which services across line of business needs, from many different regions and jurisdictions.   Andrew leads a number of process and technology initiatives including ‘GCO Evolve’ which is focused on monitoring, testing and implementing technology across Amex legal teams.

Prior to joining Amex Andrew led the Staff Counsel team for the UK and Ireland at AIG, where he was responsible for building a team of in-house lawyers and systems to serve litigation needs of the global insurance company.

Starting life as a paralegal, trainee and later a solicitor at National law firm, Weightmans LLP, Andrew quickly became interested in legal technology and the wider operations of legal practice.  He has been involved in a number of case management system implementations, spend reduction initiatives and operational excellence programmes.

Throughout his career Andrew has been fortunate to travel throughout Europe and USA, and experience many different approaches to technology strategies and operational change in legal practice.

Away from work Andrew spends his time with his wife Michelle, who being a Michigan native has been teaching him to support the Detroit Lions NFL team and other American sports! Andrew remains an Everton season ticket holder and keen golfer.