Clayton Utz promotes 77

06 July 2021 By Jerome Doraisamy

BigLaw firm Clayton Utz has promoted 20 to special counsel, 50 to senior associate, two to director, two to senior manager and one to manager.

Clayton Utz has announced its promotions round for 2021, with 77 professionals being elevated to more senior roles. The promotions are effective as of 1 July 2021.


Reflecting on the promotions, Clayton Utz chief executive partner Bruce Cooper said that it is gratifying to see so many talented individuals building successful careers at the BigLaw firm.

“Our partners congratulate each of our colleagues on achieving this milestone,” he said.

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“We admire their dedication to their work and their clients, their confidence in themselves, our firm and what we and our profession have to offer, and their contribution to the firm’s success.”

The new special counsel are Kate Allison, Mark Brady, Roxana Carrion, Ben Cosentino, Armin Fazely, Yvette Fenton, Sam Fiddian, Amy Granger, Lisa Hornsby, Sean Kelly, Steven Mackay, Claire McKenzie, Sian-lee Ooi, Johan Pietersz, Romany Sloan, Carla Tomeo, Amy Toohey, Michael Tuohey, Louisa Wu and Shigeki Yamaura.

The new senior associates are Tom Cottrell, Ebony Creek, Esther Dwyer, Matthew Fenwick, Tess Fernan, Melissa Ferreira, Laura Forman, Alex Griffiths, Lucy Groenewegen, Alexis Hall, Karina Hanrahan, Nick Harding, Amy Hayes, Lycia Hayes, Sam Higgs, Charlotte Inglis, Zoe Johnson, Sarah Jones, Jordana Komesaroff, Nina Krys, Bec Lemish, William Maher, Deborah Mak, Sarah Martine, Charisse Matthews, Nicole Mazurek, Madeleine McCloy, Melanie McComb, Caitlin McJannett, Andrew McNair, James McNicol Smith, Angus Milne, Isabelle Minnett, Jennifer Mougan, Caitlin Oxley, Theodore Pasialis, Laura Peck, Gabe Perrottet, David Purvis, Dilip Ramaswamy, Christabel Richards-Neville, Paul Shin, David Taylor, Francesca Teng, Helen Verbovetski, Amy Watson, Nicholas West-Foy, Sam Weston, Patrick Williams and Francis Yuan.

Elsewhere, in the firm’s forensic and technology services team, Loren Harper-Moeskops and Leonara Placks were elevated to director, Phillip Cambouris and Jack Dong were promoted to senior manager, and Regina Cheah, Edmund Liepa and Malcolm Pike were all named managers.

The news follows Mills Oakley promoting 44, KPMG appointing 17 new partners in its legal teams, Hicksons promoting six to higher positions, national firm Colin Biggers & Paisley moving 10 to senior roles, global firm Baker McKenzie elevating 23, listed firm IPH promoting 35, Meridian Lawyers promoting 12, Corrs Chambers Westgarth adding six partners from MinterEllison, Norton Rose Fulbright elevating 27, MinterEllison promoting 82 to more senior roles, Herbert Smith Freehills promoting 55, Maddocks promoting 47, Wotton + Kearney elevating 34 lawyers as part of their biggest senior promotions round in history, national firm Holding Redlich elevating 45 lawyers across the country, global firms KWM and Allens promoting 63 staff and 24 staff respectively, McCullough Robertson elevating 16 to new positions, Moray & Agnew promoting 25 to new roles, Hall & Wilcox promoting 36 to senior roles, Dentons promoting 14 to new positions, and King & Wood Mallesons adding 10 to the partnership ranks.

Clayton Utz promotes 77
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