Duo make firm move to government
Two private practice lawyers have moved to the government sector by taking on roles as principal solicitors in the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO).
David Catanese and Vicki Moulatsiotis have joined the workplace relations & occupational safety branch of the VGSO.
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Catanese joins the VGSO from Lander & Rogers, where he was a senior associate in the workplace relations practice.
He has conducted various workplace relations, occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and administrative law proceedings in the High Court, Federal Court, Federal Magistrates' Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, the Fair Work Commission and state and federal administrative tribunals.
Prior to joining Lander & Rogers, Catanese spent several years as a government lawyer, with the Australian Government Solicitor and the Australian Fair Pay Commission, where he conducted litigation, provided legal advice on policy matters and implemented major legislative reform projects, including the reform of federal workplace relations legislation.
Moulatsiotis was a senior associate at CCI Lawyers. Prior to joining CCI Lawyers, she was an associate at Baker & McKenzie for five years, before spending a year working as a HR consultant with the ANZ Bank in Melbourne.
Moulatsiotis practises in all areas of employment and industrial relations law and has provided legal and strategic advice to a wide range of commercial and industry clients. She has had extensive experience in anti-discrimination law at both a state and federal level.
Moulatsiotis started work at the VGSO on 3 June; Catanese will take up his role on 17 June