Pipers yesterday named its latest round of firmwide promotions, with two male and two female lawyers rising to the partnership ranks.
Those four newly appointed partners, located in the Sydney office, are Daniel Fitzpatrick (infrastructure and projects), Angelina Kozary (insolvency), Chris Lyons (corporate) and McKenzie Moore (dispute resolution and litigation).
With the appointment of the new partners, Pipers has seen its national partner numbers to 75 and female partnership to 25 per cent.
This follows the welcoming of six new lateral partners to the firm, including Andrea Beatty, Martin del Gallego, Margot King, Warren Denny, Judd Last and Kathryn Walker.
Pipers also announced Lachlan Lamont, from the dispute resolution and litigation team in the firm’s Brisbane office, as the newest special counsel.
The new senior associates are Rhianne Caruso (real estate, Adelaide), Daniel Harris (commercial, Adelaide), Kieren Shattock (corporate, Adelaide), Kelly Fraser (dispute resolution and litigation, Brisbane), Philip Chow (commercial, Melbourne), Elyn Lucas (insolvency, Melbourne) and Lydia O’Keeffe (insolvency, Sydney).
An eighth senior associate, Michelle Cox (employment, Melbourne), was promoted at the beginning of this year.
And the new associates are Liam Higgins (corporate, Adelaide), Lauren Abbott (real estate, Brisbane), Denise Burloff (infrastructure and projects, Brisbane), Mahla Andrade (corporate, Melbourne), Jessica Casey (insolvency, Melbourne), Jeremy Chan (infrastructure and projects, Melbourne), John Evans (employment relations, Melbourne), Stephen Kyrou (insolvency, Melbourne), Jack Laidler (corporate, Melbourne), Jayde Lysy (corporate, Melbourne), Laura Burton (dispute resolution and litigation, Sydney), Alexander Jullienne (infrastructure and projects, Sydney), Natalie Miller (dispute resolution and litigation, Sydney), Hannah Veldre (dispute resolution and litigation, Sydney) and Louisa Xu (corporate, Sydney).
The firmwide promotions will take effect from 1 July 2019.
Speaking about the promoted 27 lawyers, Piper Alderman managing partner Tony Britten-Jones said the firm is “continuously looking for opportunities to develop and promote our internal talent”.
“Our promotions and appointments reflect the firm’s growth strategy and a healthy balance between external lateral recruitment and the ‘homegrown’ development of our entry-level lawyers through our clerk and graduate programs,” Mr Britten-Jones said.
“With a diversity of talent and a commitment to collaboration, the firm will continue to provide growth and career development pathways which, in the context of a challenged and ever-changing legal services market, is a significant point of difference for people in or considering joining our firm.
“We would like to congratulate all 27 lawyers on their recent promotions and thank them for their ongoing and significant contribution to the firm.”
Jerome Doraisamy is a senior writer for Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.