Clayton Utz promotes 30

By Tony Zhang|27 July 2020
Clayton Utz promotions

National firm Clayton Utz has made 30 senior promotions for the start of the new financial year.

The firm elevated 10 to special counsel and 17 to new senior associate, and also promoted three in its forensic and technology services team.

Chief executive partner Bruce Cooper congratulated each individual on achieving this important milestone in their careers. 

Succession is important for us: part of our role as a leading Australian firm is to create career paths for new cohorts of talented people,” he said.

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“The promotion of this impressive group reflects their hard work, our faith in them and the respect they have earned from peers and clients.”

The new financial year also marks the new beginning at Clayton Utz, with Mr Cooper bringing on a new senior leadership team.

The appointments of Emma Covacevich (as deputy chief executive partner – clients and markets) and Doug Bishop (as deputy chief executive partner – people and development), formally take effect on 1 July.

Both Ms Covacevich and Mr Bishop have built successful practices in corporate/energy and resources and litigation respectively, and will maintain those practices. 

The firm said they play a role in supporting Mr Cooper’s vision in guiding the firm’s key client and people initiatives.

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Mr Cooper said the team looked forward to building on Clayton Utz’s success.

Working with Emma and Doug, who as [longstanding] and successful partners understand the business very well, will help our [firm move] to another level, with smart, entrepreneurial people who deliver not only first-class services to our clients, but also unique experiences that set our firm apart,” he said. 

In the immediate term, our focus will be on supporting our clients as they respond to the challenges they’re facing as a result of the impacts of the global pandemic and embrace new opportunities, in whatever form that may be – working collaboratively with them as they [reshape, rebuild or refocus].

Lawyers Weekly has listed the full list of Clayton Utz promotions:

Special counsel

Anthony Burke - restructuring and insolvency, Melbourne

Oshie Fagir - workplace relations, employment and safety, Sydney

Matt Garozzo - workplace relations, employment and safety, Melbourne

Elizabeth Griffin - major projects and construction, Melbourne

Michael Lucey - public sector, Brisbane

Amanda Lyras - workplace relations, employment and safety, Sydney

Greg Midgley - major projects and construction, Brisbane

Jillian Robertson - restructuring and insolvency, Sydney

Katy Warner - corporate/M&A and capital markets, Brisbane

Chris Wiseman* - environment and planning, Melbourne

 

Senior associate

Tristan Appleby* - corporate/M&A and capital markets, Brisbane

Nic Bouvier - major projects and construction, Sydney

Lauren Bracewell - restructuring and insolvency, Perth

Eleanor Cannon - public sector, Canberra

Akmal Chunara - IP and technology, Sydney

Laura Crick - public sector, Canberra

David Elston - major projects and construction, Melbourne

Hayden Fielder - commercial litigation, Sydney

Joshua Kangisser - commercial litigation, Sydney

Anchal Kapur - competition, Sydney

Jiadi Liang - public sector, Canberra

Suzana Livaja* - banking and financial services, Sydney

Caitlin McConnel - restructuring and insolvency, Brisbane

Harrison Nurse* - major projects and construction, Melbourne

Jeff Simpson - public sector, Melbourne

Kent Teague - IP and technology, Sydney

Laura van Stekelenburg - corporate/M&A and capital markets, Brisbane

 

Forensic and technology services

Scott Murphy - senior manager, Brisbane

Stephanie Loccisano - manager, Melbourne

Kelly Yip - manager, Melbourne

*Effective at the start of January 2020

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