Dentons makes employment expert hire
Dentons has hired a new partner in its employment practice, bolstering the firm’s expertise in the area.
Taking up a role in the Sydney office, Ruth Nocka has been named by the firm as advising on all areas of employment law including termination of employment, management of injured employees, contract advice and statutory interpretation.
Ms Nocka is formerly a special counsel with Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Having advised some of Australia’s leading companies, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, NBN Co Limited, Downer, the Archdiocese of Sydney, Boeing, and Western Union, Dentons considered her “highly regarded for her knowledge in discrimination law and employment contracts which extends to employment litigation”.
According to Ms Nocka, she is excited about the opportunities to grow Dentons’ employment practice.
She said the firm “has seen some significant growth in Australia in recent years, and I’m looking forward to being part of that journey”.
“Joining a global law firm brings so many opportunities for all of my clients, but particularly for those who have a presence in overseas markets,” she continued.
For Australia region chair and chief executive Doug Stipanicev, Ms Nocka’s appointment is “another important milestone in growing Dentons’ offering in Australia”.
“Her appointment strengthens our ability to provide employment expertise to our clients in more locations and will complement our employment offering in Adelaide following our combination with our associate firm, Fisher Jeffries,” he continued.