Lander & Rogers elevates 27

By Emma Ryan|16 June 2019
Lander & Rogers

Twenty-seven Lander & Rogers employees have been promoted to senior positions in what’s being described as a record year for the firm.

The 27 include four new partners: corporate lawyer Jared Smith, insurance lawyers Natasha Stojanovich and Ryan Francis, and workplace relations specialist Christian Mooney.

Mr Smith brings a background in navigating complex corporate transactions, from mergers and acquisitions to financings, restructures and joint ventures. Throughout his career, he has also advised clients on their governance arrangements and employee incentive plan design and implementation. 

Ms Stojanovich is vouched by the firm as a skilled litigator, who regularly acts for architects, building surveyors and engineers facing professional liability claims. She has a particular expertise in liability risks posed by flammable cladding and building defect claims, and is a regular industry commentator on these topics, the firm noted.


Mr Francis holds vast expertise in managing complex liability disputes across a range of sectors, primarily in construction, manufacturing and the retail space. Mr Francis is recognised as having a clear focus on driving commercial results and is particularly utilised by clients on large-scale and sensitive personal injury matters.

Meanwhile, Mr Mooney is described by Lander as an experienced industrial relations and employment lawyer with particular expertise in enterprise bargaining, transfer of business and industrial disputation. He acts for private and public sector employers in a diverse range of industries including emergency services, education, retail and energy/resources.

As part of its promotions, Lander & Rogers has elevated seven to special counsel. These have been confirmed as Scott Traeger (commercial disputes), Jessica Ryde (corporate), Amanda Seguna (insurance law and litigation), Jessica O’Brien (insurance law and litigation), Julie Shooter (insurance law and litigation), Amie Frydenberg (workplace relations and safety) and Emma Purdue (workplace relations and safety).

Rounding off the 27 are 16 new senior associates: Anna Whittaker (compensation law), Faiza Bukhary (corporate), Joann Yap (corporate), Chloe Rattray (family and relationship law), Claire Walczak (family and relationship law), Lia Anderson (family and relationship law), Laura Gallagher (insurance law and litigation), Kate Mellier (insurance law and litigation), Mark Carey (insurance law and litigation), Emma Heraud (real estate and projects), Karen Robertson (real estate and projects), Olivia Ralph (real estate and projects), Adam Battagello (workplace relations and safety), Emma Lutwyche (workplace relations and safety), Lynden Albiston (workplace relations and safety), and Sara Wescott (workplace relations and safety).

“It is exciting to again have the largest intake of senior promotions in the firm’s history. This reflects the strong expertise and capability of our people, as well as our firm’s commitment to providing exceptional services for our clients,” said chief executive partner Genevieve Collins.


“Each of our promotions reflects exceptional legal talent and a significant contribution to the success of our firm and our clients.

“A promotion is a wonderful milestone in a career, and I look forward to watching our senior appointees thrive into the future with Lander & Rogers.”

Lander & Rogers elevates 27
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