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Wotton + Kearney promotes 29

Following an impressive year of growth, during which it also sold a minority stake to a private equity firm, international firm Wotton + Kearney has finished the year by promoting 29 lawyers to more senior positions.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 19 December 2022 Big Law
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Wotton + Kearney has elevated 29 lawyers, including one to partner in the firm’s “rapidly growing” cyber team, as well as four to special counsel, 12 to senior associate and 12 to associate.

The news follows Wotton + Kearney’s recent acquisition of a Melbourne-based boutique firm, as well as its expansion into Adelaide, its expansion into Canberra with a team from Sparke Helmore, and the sale of a 30 per cent stake in the firm to private equity firm Straight Bat.

The addition of Nicole Gabryk to the partnership means the firm now has 67 partners across its nine offices in Australia and New Zealand.


Speaking about Ms Gabryk’s elevation, Wotton + Kearney chief executive partner David Kearney (pictured) said: “I am delighted to welcome Nicole as a partner and to see our market-leading cyber offering continue to grow.

“I congratulate all of our lawyers on their promotions, which reflect and recognise their talents, contribution and continued commitment to our clients.”

The firm’s newest special counsel are Aaron Bolton, Emily Jones, Joseph Vermiglio and Rosalind Ta’eed.

Its new senior associates are Alexander Bentley, Arriane Garcia, Caitlin Paxton, Joshua Black, Larissa Sutter, Laura O’Toole, Michael Hobson, Rosie Kapur, Sam Akon, Stephen McLoughlin, Thomas Cunningham and Thomas Ellison.

And the firm’s new associates are Antonia Fox Koob, Chris Abboud, Ella Morrison, Erin Laird, Gemma Curcio, Isabelle Kwek, James Gornall, Jessica La, Karim Ibrahim, Mia Dowie, Nikalett Godina and Timothy Litherland.

The promotions are effective as of 1 January 2023.

The news follows recent BigLaw promotions and appointments, as reported by Lawyers Weekly: