Michael Greene is deputy managing partner of our Australian practice, and head of our national government practice.
Michael is an experience litigator based in Sydney. He has acted for public and private sector clients in the government, financial services, and other corporate sectors. Michael's clients call upon him to advise them on disputes concerning contracts, tendering and procurement, fraud, intellectual property, directors and shareholders, corporate governance, administrative law, statutory duties and interpretation, road transport law, regulation and enforcement and issues concerning privilege and confidentiality.
Michael specialises in advising and appearing for government clients in statutory inquiries including several significant corruption inquiries, a judicial inquiry, WorkCover investigations, special commissions of inquiry, royal commissions and a large number of coronial inquests.
One of the most significant matters of his career was representing the New South Wales Police Force in relation to the Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the police investigation of certain sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland - Newcastle and in relation to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Michael is also renowned for his expertise in road transport law and he regularly advises Roads and Maritime Services in relation to enforcement and prosecution matters.
In the private sector, Michael has advised clients on their dealings with corporate regulators such as ASIC and the ACCC, and in substantial contractual disputes, often involving multiple parties and complex project documentation, and trade practices matters.
Michael is listed by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a "Leader in the Field" of government. He is a CEO Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency's national pay equity campaign and a non-executive director of Streetwork, a Sydney based charity which provides support for "at risk" young people.