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Clayton Utz reveals NY partner promotions

Clayton Utz has welcomed nine to the partnership in its latest round of promotions across the country, effective from January 2023.

user iconLauren Croft 09 December 2022 Big Law
Clayton Utz reveals NY partner promotions
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Clayton Utz has promoted nine partners across its Australian offices, bolstering a number of practice areas.

The new partners are Kate Casellas, Lindsey Cregan, Nicholas Fletcher, Craig Hine, Jerome Martin, Stephen Neale, Gavin Phillips, Allison Shannon and Emily Tranter.

Commenting on the promotions, Clayton Utz chief executive partner Bruce Cooper said: “We welcome Kate, Lindsey, Nick, Craig, Jerome, Steve, Gavin, Allison and Emily to the partnership.


“Their promotions reflect their resilience and long commitment to legal excellence for the benefit of our clients and our profession. We look forward to their continued success as the next generation of partners of our firm.”

Ms Casellas joined the Clayton Utz Perth office in 2010, having spent four years working as a banking and projects lawyer in Singapore.

Ms Cregan is a commercial litigator and began her CU career in Sydney as a junior lawyer in 2006, after relocating from Perth.

Mr Fletcher joined Clayton Utz in 2017 from NBN Co and specialises in advising infrastructure clients in regulated industries on front-end transactions and project delivery.

Mr Hine has been at the firm for over a decade and specialises in financial services regulation.

Mr Martin joined the firm in 2014 and will focus on large-scale sales and acquisitions, portfolio transactions, fund through deals, development and complex leasing. 

Mr Neale began his career at Clayton Utz as a winter clerk in 2005, joining the graduate program in 2006 — and is now a corporate lawyer who specialises in merger and acquisition and securities law.

Mr Phillips joined Clayton Utz in 2012 and is a front-end construction and major projects lawyer who works with both public and private sector clients.

Ms Shannon has been at the firm for over a decade and specialises in all aspects of employment and industrial relations law across a range of industries. 

Ms Tranter is also a commercial litigator and began her career at Clayton Utz in 2007 and has worked in both our Brisbane and Sydney offices.