Caryn Sandler

Partner + Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer
Biography

Caryn leads the Gilbert + Tobin Legal Service Innovation team and G+T Innovate. These teams provide specialised services to support our legal services delivery; and innovate to deliver new tools and services benefiting Gilbert + Tobin’s practice and our clients.

Caryn’s role encompasses responsibility for lawyers and business professionals working across Transformation, Legal Informatics, Legal Project Management, Knowledge Management and GTDocs.

A former practising corporate lawyer, Caryn brings 16 years of experience in legal, knowledge management, legal technology, change management, transformation and solution design to her role. Caryn works with a variety of ASX 20 in-house legal clients through G+T Innovate to explore opportunities for legal triage, better workflow management and automated service delivery.

Caryn is a regular speaker at global legal technology and innovation conferences and was recognised as one of Australia’s top legal innovators in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018 and was ‘Innovator of the Year’ in the Lawyer’s Weekly Women in Law 2019 awards.  Caryn is also a member of the Steering Group for the Chief Innovation Officers Forum, Australia, a member of the CEBIT 2019 Future of Industry Steering Committee and is a GROWL (Global Rise of Women in LegalTech) mentor.

Under Caryn’s leadership, Gilbert + Tobin has been recognised as a market leader, including most recently for: ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific’ and ‘Innovation in Technology’ at the Financial Times Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019, and ‘Most Innovative Firm’ in the 2020 AFR Client Choice Awards for the third year in a row.

Caryn was awarded Innovator of the Year, for the second year in a row. 

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2020

Researched by Beaton, Gilbert + Tobin was voted Most Innovative Firm for the 3nd year in a row.

Australian Financial Review Client Choice 2020 Awards

Gilbert + Tobin won Most Innovative team: GTDocs.

FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2020

Under Caryn’s leadership, Gilbert + Tobin was named Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific.

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019

Caryn was recognised as one of Australia’s top legal innovators.

Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018

Caryn is member of the Steering Group for the Chief Innovation Officers Forum, Australia.

Caryn is a member of the CEBIT 2019 Future of Industry Steering Committee.