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McCullough Robertson promotes 17, including 2 partners

National law firm McCullough Robertson has promoted 17 lawyers, including two female partners, in a move that the firm said would add depth to women in leadership within the profession.

user iconLauren Croft 20 June 2023 Big Law
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New partners Meg Morgan and Naomi Omundson have both been at the firm since they were graduates, and they will officially join the partnership on 1 July.

In addition, McCullough Robertson has also promoted seven special counsel and eight senior associates.

Ms Morgan is a corporate lawyer experienced in unregulated mergers and acquisitions and who advises clients on all aspects of corporate transactions and foreign investment regulation.


Ms Omundson is also a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on equity and capital markets, regulated transactions and governance advice. She acts for clients across a broad range of industries but has a particular focus on the technology and life sciences space.

Kristan Conlon, McCullough Robertson chair of partners, said that the promotions demonstrate McCullough Robertson’s continued commitment to women in leadership and developing future leaders.

“I am delighted to welcome Meg and Naomi to the partnership. Like me, they started at McCullough Robertson as graduates, and it has been fantastic to see them learn and grow as their careers have evolved. They live our values of ‘down to earth’, ‘committed’, ‘commercial’ and ‘generous’ in all that they do, and I am excited about the contribution they will make as partners and women in leadership as we adapt to meet ever-changing market needs and align our focus to strengthen the support we have provided to our clients since 1926. I look forward to working closely with Meg and Naomi, as we head towards our 100th year and beyond,” she said.

“These appointments further bolster McCullough Roberson’s impressive corporate team, with its unique, cost-effective offering combining the breadth and depth of corporate expertise and market-leading tax advisory practice, and follow the recent 2023 appointments of Stephen Iu and Nathan Roberts.”

The newest special counsel at the firm are Claire Meiklejohn, Kerry O’Brien, Kirby Amos, Michelle Guy, Rachel Jones, Sarah Doblo and Simon Robinson.

Further, Adam Kearney, Adria Askin, Dan Lunniss, Elizabeth Ryan, Genevieve Coleman, Harriet Young, Kate Hanson and Laryssa Perkins have been promoted to senior associate.

“These appointments are evidence of the strong pipeline of talent, future partners and leaders of the firm. They have demonstrated their commitment to our clients’ success and their ability to deliver practical and commercial solutions,” Ms Conlon added.

“They are already contributing to our business and their future, bringing fresh ideas and diverse perspectives, and I am excited to see their careers develop.”

This news follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including 55 being promoted as part of Mills Oakley’s EOFY promotions round; the promotion of 23 at Thomson Geer yesterday (Monday 19 June); the elevation of 26 to more senior roles at Piper Alderman, also unveiled on Monday; five new partners in Australia at King & Wood Mallesons announced last Friday (16 June); the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens last Thursday (15 June); the elevation of 18 at the start of June at Johnson Winter Slattery; 35 senior promotions at Lander & Rogers in early June; four senior hires for MinterEllison’s consulting arm a fortnight ago; seven to partner at Moray & Agnew in late May; three new partners at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, also in late May; seven named as special counsel at Clyde & Co in early May; two new partners at DLA Piper as announced in late April; three new partners at Allen & Overy from April; seven to counsel roles at Herbert Smith Freehills in the same week and 10 to partner in Australia a week earlier; and the elevation of 13 to the partnership at Ashurst in mid-April.