The firm has revealed it has appointed David Starkoff as counsel in the international dispute resolution team. Mr Starkoff kicked off his legal career at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, based in the firm's Brisbane office, before moving to its Sydney office in 2012 and being appointed special counsel in 2015.
Throughout his career, he has gained experience in advising on large disputes, particularly international and domestic construction arbitrations and ASIC litigation.
In his new role at Squire Patton Boggs, Mr Starkoff will work closely with partners Cris Cureton, Brendan Reilly and Avendra Singh on a number of large-scale construction disputes and arbitrations, including the US$34 billion Ichthys LNG Project, according to a statement from the firm.
Mr Cureton congratulated Mr Starkoff on his new role, and welcomed him to the team.
“David’s reputation for technical excellence together with his focus on construction and infrastructure are a good fit for us and for our clients,” Mr Cureton said.
“His ability to manage complex litigation is an important skill in a busy practice such as ours. As our reputation as the go-to firm for project disputes and arbitrations grows, so too does our need for talent in this specialised field.
“We look forward to David’s contributions.”