John V. Swinson

    Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

    BA (Computer Science), LLB (Hons) (Qld), LLM (Harvard)

    John Swinson is a senior partner in the Brisbane office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in intellectual property and technology law.

    John also has six years experience in the New York technology law firm, Kenyon & Kenyon, where he worked as an attorney specialising in intellectual property, Internet and computer law.

    John graduated from Harvard Law School with a Master of Law degree in 1991, where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow, and has undergraduate degrees in law and computer science from the University of Queensland.

    John has taught for over 20 years, first at QUT and now as a part-time professor of law at The University of Queensland.

    John is an arbitrator appointed to decide domain name disputes under the ICANN domain name dispute resolution procedures for WIPO. He was also the chair of the auDA Domain Names Policy Review Panel, which just completed is review of domain name policies for Australia.