Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 42 senior lawyers
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has elevated 14 lawyers to special counsel and 28 lawyers to senior associate across its Australian offices.
Following the news that Herbert Smith Freehills appointed 48 new senior associates, and King & Wood Mallesons had promoted 76 lawyers to special counsel or senior associate, Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted 42 of its lawyers to senior positions, with 29 of those lawyers, or 69 per cent, being female.
The promotions — 14 to special counsel and 28 to senior associate — have been made across 10 of NRF’s practice groups in its Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney offices.
Speaking about the promotions, NRF Australia managing partner Wayne Spanner said that he and the firm’s partners were proud to have found opportunities for career progression for “these talented lawyers”.
“This new group of senior lawyers will play an important role in helping drive the continued growth and success of our business for the benefit of our Australian and global clients,” he said.
“Each has made a strong case for promotion, and it is particularly pleasing to see our strong mentoring program for female lawyers result in nearly 70 per cent of these new roles going to women.”
The new special counsel are Melissa Gardiner (banking and finance), Luke van Grieken, Ilinka Manojlovic and James Weirick (construction and engineering), Tatiana Gotvig (corporate, M&A and securities), Prue Egan, Jack Pembroke-Birss and Peter Richard (dispute resolution and litigation), Annkia Martz (employment and labour), Brooke Grealy, Sarah Metcalfe and Lauren Ritchie (insurance), Malerie Durham (real estate) and Adam Smith (tax).
The new banking and finance senior associates are: Ben Fisher, Kellie Link, Gareth Munnick, Nadia Randello, Jenna Scott, Cate Shirley and Hoda Solaymani-Jamal.
Construction and engineering have welcomed Stephanie Cameron and Kim Wilson as senior associates, and the corporate, M&A and securities group saw William Nicolson and Rohan Sridhar promoted.
Caitlin Brown, Jethro Ellinghaus, Lauren Gamble, Lauren Gore and Jenna Relton are the new senior associates in dispute resolution and litigation.
Riley Gay, Mary-Kate Rankin, Katie Sutherland and Melissa Tan were promoted in the insurance group, and Rebecca Brenikoc, Kerri Lambrianidis, Harrison Ottaway and Alyson Poole were all made senior associates in intellectual property.
The other new senior associates are Joanna MacKenzie (employment and labour), Sonali Seneviratne (environment and planning) and Kara Brands (real estate).
The promotions were effective as of 1 July 2018.