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Keely O'Dowd

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Ms. O'Dowd is an experienced lawyer with a focus on technology and sourcing projects. She advises on a broad range of technology transactions, including procurement, outsourcing and software licensing. This work includes drafting and advising on a range of IT procurement and supply agreements. Ms. O'Dowd advises a range of corporations on privacy and cybersecurity.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member 
  • International Association for Contract & Commercial Managers member 
  • Victorian Society for Computers and the Law member 
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) member and Chair of the YIPAA Advisory Committee
  • Advising a Victorian Government Department regarding the purchase of a suite of software, this work involved drafting and reviewing a number of software licence and support agreements. 
  • Advising an e-commerce IT company regarding the preparation and negotiation of IT project, platform and licensing agreements. 
  • Advising an IT company regarding the development of a software application and privacy compliance related issues, this work involved drafting website terms and conditions and providing advice on the Australian Privacy Principles. 
  • Advising a financial services company regarding the outsourcing of website maintenance and support services, this work involved drafting a master services agreement and accompanying statement of work. 
  • Assisting a Commonwealth Government agency to develop a new privacy policy and accompanying procedures documents to comply with the 2014 Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) reforms, this work involved conducting a review of the agency's information handling practices and delivering information sessions on the new privacy policy and procedures. 
  • Conducting a review of a financial services company's standard form agreements and advising on the agreements compliance with the unfair contract terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law
  • Advising a caravan manufacturer regarding the application of the consumer guarantee provisions of the Australian Consumer Law
  • Advising a utility company on a customer transformation and systems integration project, this work involved drafting a master services agreement and providing advice on statements of work and procurement strategy. 
  • Advising a utility company in relation to the terms and conditions of an escrow agreement. 
  • Conducting due diligence reviews of an organisation's licenses, services agreements and information technology related information and advising the client on key risks in seeking to acquire the organisation.