The international law firm has hired Nina Fitzgerald as a partner in its intellectual property practice, based in Sydney. Ms Fitzgerald joins Ashurst from Deacons in Hong Kong. Prior to this, she was employed at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Ms Fitzgerald specialises in patent litigation. In addition, she has acted in a range of IP law matters, including in the trademark, copyright, designs and confidential information areas, according to a statement from Ashurst.
Global head of Ashurst’s IP team, Lisa Ritson, congratulated Ms Fitzgerald on her new role.
“Nina’s appointment is a key part of our strategy to continue to invest in our first tier IP practice in Australia and to build the firm’s global intellectual property footprint,” Ms Ritson said.
“Nina is a highly regarded and accomplished practitioner whose outstanding expertise in patent litigation will enhance our leading IP practice and add real value to our clients.”
On what made her decide to join Ashurst, Ms Fitzgerald said: “Ashurst's top-tier intellectual property team is internationally renowned for both the quality of its lawyers and exceptional client base so this is the perfect platform for me”.
“I am incredibly excited about joining such an impressive team and look forward to the opportunity to help to grow the IP capability further.”