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Partner Profile: Matt Daley

Partner Profile: Matt Daley

We ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This time: Clayton Utz's Matt Daley.

Which firm are you with?

Clayton Utz.

When did you join that firm?

May 2000.

When were you made a partner of that firm?

March 2010.

Which firm were you at most recently?

My first stint at Clayton Utz was as a summer clerk in the summer of 1998-99. I then joined as a graduate in May 2000 and have been with Clayton Utz ever since – although I have spent almost two years on various secondments over that time.

What practice group are you with?

I sit in the investment funds/financial services team.

What has been the most significant change to your practice area during your career?

It is a close race between the introduction of the Financial Services Reform regime and the GFC (and the regulatory fallout from it). Each has had a very significant impact on our clients' businesses and, in turn, the type of work our team does.

What has been a major career highlight for you?

Building a team of driven loyal individuals who constantly amaze me and keep me on my toes.

What do you like about being a lawyer?

Having the opportunity to work with incredibly intelligent and passionate people on a daily basis, both within the team and as clients.

What do you find challenging?

Probably the dynamism of financial services law. Not a day seems to go by without there being a new policy or law being announced.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I like to pretend I can still play basketball by playing in a weekly competition and otherwise enjoy eating good food, watching good movies and spending time with my beautiful wife.


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