Dave Curran

Chief Sustainability and ESG Officer
Paul, Weiss

Dave is the Chief Sustainability and ESG Officer at Paul, Weiss one of the world’s most prestigious law firms. Dave came to Paul, Weiss after having served as SVP, Chief Business Officer at FiscalNote where he helped establish and lead the Executive Institute.

Dave came to FiscalNote from Thomson Reuters where he was the Global Director, Risk & Compliance.  Dave began his career as a media trial and appellate lawyer before moving to senior in-house legal, compliance and regulatory affairs positions.More recently, Dave has led a variety of organizations that leverage technology, AI, data & analytics to help companies mitigate risk and drive growth. Prior to his role at Thomson Reuters, Dave led four RegTech companies, including Risk Readiness Corp., a technology and advisory business he co-founded that focused on proactively eliminating risk for complex organizations with cutting-edge approaches.

Articles by Dave Curran


How Does the Legal Profession Address Seismic Shifts in the Profession?

The legal profession is being challenged on all fronts. Clients are demanding that work be done better, faster and cheaper. Advances in Legal and Reg Tech are challenging the very nature of the work that lawyers do and how they do it. Read more...


Taking the Temperature on Culture: A Fluid Exchange of Banking & Behavioural Science

Culture is at the top of the agenda for many financial institutions — particularly with regard to risk. And this comes at a time when the idea of corporate culture is itself undergoing a vivid transformation, fueled by management’s growing realization of the importance of a healthy and inclusive culture in maintaining a successful company. Read more...


Bank Culture Reform & Behavioural Science Panel Coming to London

The banking industry and regulators are using behavioural science tools to help improve the ethical cultures of financial services firms on a worldwide basis. Read more...


Bank Culture Reform, Part 2: What Part Does Behavioral Science Play in Measuring Culture?

The concept of “culture” within financial services organizations is undergoing a transformation, primed by management’s growing realization of the importance of culture in maintaining a successful company. Add to this the increased use of data science, predictive analytics, and behavioral science to quantify previously “soft” concepts of culture; it’s clear the idea of organizational culture is being revolutionized. Read more...


The Real-World Implications of #MeToo for the Legal Ecosystem: A Roundtable Discussion

Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse surface too often in the corporate world, leaving C-suite executives, boards and lawyers struggling over how best to contend with around-the-clock media coverage, social media outrage, and evolving corporate cultures. Read more...


Bank Culture Reform, Part 1: Organizational Culture Becoming Crucial Component for Success

The conversation around “culture” has shifted over the years, as have the challenges that many financial organizations face, especially in the era of rapidly moving social media, still developing technology (think AI), and more empowered groups within the organization (think #MeToo). Read more...


Executive Roundtable: Disruption Collides with the Legal Ecosystem

Big Data, AI, cybersecurity, #MeToo and many other seismic shifts have put tremendous stress on the legal community. Today’s in-house legal and compliance professionals are contending with faster and furious challenges that are really stretching resources, while simultaneously being asked to do more with less. Read more...


Big Data and the Evolution of the Legal Ecosystem: Four Keys to Unlocking the Promise of Big Data

The potential and the reality of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, regulatory technology (RegTech) and the like are driving a seismic shift in the legal ecosystem. The expectations for law firms, in-house legal departments and legal services providers are rapidly changing as the ability to collect and analyze data expands. Read more...