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NRF adds 2 litigators to partnership

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed a US-based lawyer to its partnership, as well as promoted a disputes practitioner (who also has US experience) to partner.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 24 July 2023 Big Law
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Paul Devlin and Daniel Allman (both pictured) are the newest partners at Norton Rose Fulbright, in the global firm’s Perth and Sydney offices, respectively.

Mr Devlin is a dual-qualified lawyer in Australia and New York, practising in white collar and investigations matters and civil litigation, including complex multi-state class actions, with clients from the financial services, technology, food and agriculture industries and he has a background in disputes and investigations arising in the commodities sector, such as price and benchmark manipulation cases.

He joins the firm from top-tier US law firm Perkins Coie and has also worked at King & Wood Mallesons.


Mr Allman is also dual-qualified in Australia and New York and has a practice that involves disputes with transnational implications as well as general commercial litigation, and he has experience across the construction, energy, finance, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, technology and transport industries.

He, too, worked at King & Wood Mallesons and also at Covington & Burling in New York.

Speaking about the firm’s two new partners, NRF chief executive partner Alison Deitz said: “We are pleased to add experienced litigators Paul and Daniel to our national partnership.

“Paul’s rich experience as a respected New York litigator, spanning complex class action and regulatory and investigation cases, will be a significant benefit to our domestic and international clients.

“Daniel also brings a fantastic combination of US and Australian dispute resolution experience, with a focus on international commercial and investment arbitration.”

Mr Devlin added: “In considering my return to Australia, it was important for me to choose a firm where I could continue to apply my decades of international experience advising a cross-border and cross-industry client base.

“Norton Rose Fulbright stood out as the ideal place for me to continue my practice as part of Australian and global teams of litigators with a sharp focus on white collar crime, investigations, and class actions.”

And Mr Allman said: “I am proud to have joined the partnership at Norton Rose Fulbright, where I have developed strong professional connections with Australian and international litigation partners in recent years.

“I look forward to continuing to apply my years of experience working on commercial arbitration, trade and investment disputes, and commercial litigation matters for the benefit of our clients.”

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