BigLaw firm promotes 33 senior lawyers

By Naomi Neilson|03 July 2020

A global law firm has promoted 33 of its Australian lawyers with 15 being advanced to special counsel or special consultant and 18 to senior associate.

Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has promoted 33 lawyers across Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Perth. The firm advanced 15 to special counsel and special consultant and 18 to senior associate, with 70 per cent being female hires.

The promotions are in the banking and finance, construction and engineering, dispute resolution and litigation, M&A and securities, employment and labour, government, in pro bono, environment and planning and in the risk and compliance team.

Australian managing partner Alison Deitz said the newly promoted senior lawyers are a “diverse group of talented women and men”, with a mix of practices.


“The group includes lawyers admitted to practice in England, Wales, Indonesia and in Scotland, highlighting the global nature of our business. My partners and I congratulate this cohort of future leaders and thank them for their important contributions to our clients and the success of our firm,” said Ms Deitz.

The promotions in the banking and finance areas are: Claire Whitney (special counsel, Melbourne), John Poulson (special counsel, Brisbane), Cassandra Fielden (senior associate, Sydney), Aaron Kam (senior associate, Sydney), Shen Low (senior associate, Sydney) and Jodie Partridge (senior associate, Sydney).

In construction and engineering its Danielle Strain (special counsel, Melbourne) and Andrew North (senior associate, Melbourne).

From the corporate, M&A and securities team: Fridoun Chee (special consultant, Sydney), Nick Rimington (special counsel, Melbourne), Meg Murray (senior associate, Sydney), Michael Phillips (senior associate, Sydney) and Jessica Rusten (senior associate, Brisbane).

From the firms dispute resolution and litigation team: Grace Do (special counsel, Melbourne), Kate Green (special counsel, Sydney), Tamlyn Mills (special counsel, Sydney), Jenna Relton (special counsel, Sydney), Nathan Guenette (senior associate, Sydney), Alexandra Hellaby (senior associate, Sydney), Stephanie Phan (senior associate, Sydney), Carmel Proudfoot (senior associate, Perth), Stephanie Tseritotis (senior associate, Melbourne), Phoebe Vonthethoff (senior associate, Sydney), Sophie Wade (senior associate, Melbourne) and William Yeo (senior associate, Sydney).


In employment and labour, the firm promoted Melissa Carnell and Jodie Kessler (both special counsel, Sydney). In environment and planning, Jacqueline Plant (special counsel, Melbourne), Tom White (special counsel, Sydney) and Victoria Vilagosh (senior associate, Melbourne) were promoted.

In government Mark Prosser (special counsel, Canberra) was advanced as was Gemma Livingston (special counsel, Sydney) in pro bono and Alethea Taylor (senior associate, Melbourne) in the risk and compliance team.

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