Clayton Utz promotes 30
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.
“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 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.
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:
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
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