Megan O’Rourke is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team and the firm's National Leader for Client Education and Training in Insurance. She is also principal facilitator of Barry.Nilsson.’s training business, Elevista Interactive Learning, which is now the major focus of her work at the firm.
Megan has over 20 years’ experience in advising Australian and international insurance and corporate clients on complex indemnity, defence and coverage issues. She has a special interest in insurance policy drafting and emerging risks, including cyber insurance.
When she joined Barry.Nilsson., Megan assisted Robert Samut to establish Elevista Interactive Learning. Through Elevista, Megan builds and facilitates training programs for insurance and risk professionals, including workshops, webinars, conference presentations and training courses.
A talented and highly regarded trainer, Megan’s work for Elevista has included running extensive risk and education programs across Australia and New Zealand for major insurance companies and some of Australia’s insurance broker ‘powerhouses’.
Megan has also played a key role developing products such as B.N.’s Pensure Indemnity Check, (which provides discrete and affordable advice on the effectiveness of contract risk and insurance terms), and Cyber Comparisons, (which help clients navigate the often complex issues associated with cyber insurance).
Megan is listed in 2017 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers for Insurance, and was named a Finalist Special Counsel of the Year in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.