Class notes

We encourage our alumni to share news of their successes and to keep us updated by submitting your own class notes. Here are some of the updates our alumni have recently shared with us or have been in the media.

13
May
2019

Vautin honoured with 30 under 30 Award

Emma Vautin , BA ’13, LLB (Hons) ’13, GDLP ‘14

Emma Vautin has been awarded the 2019 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Award for the Workplace Relations category. She is a Senior Associate in Clayton Utz’s Melbourne office.
03
May
2019

Parsons promoted to Senior Associate

Joel Parsons, GDLP '13

Joel Parsons has been promoted to Senior Associate at Bird & Bird in its annual global promotion round. His practice focuses on contentious media work and contentious/non-contentious IT, IP and advertising matters.
03
May
2019

Oliver appointed to Counsel

Jason Oliver, LLM '17

Jason Oliver has been appointed to Counsel in the Clifford Chance Sydney office. He is an internationally experienced lawyer specialising in complex, cross-border banking and financial services litigation.
02
May
2019

Anne Gallagher AO appointed Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation

Anne Gallagher, Master of International Law '92

Following a rigorous selection process and approval from its 46 member states, Anne Therese Gallagher AO has been announced Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society.
02
May
2019

Wootton presented with prestigious Bar Prize

Naomi Wootton, BA ’16, LLB (Hons) ‘16

Naomi Wootton has been awarded the 2019 Katrina Dawson Award from the NSW Bar Association. Naomi is the Associate to the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC, and previously served as Tipstaff and Research Director in the Chambers of the Hon Tom Bathurst AC.
29
Apr
2019

Macpherson appointed Partner at KWM

Hamish Macpherson, BA '92, LLB (Hons) '94, GDLP '95

Hamish Macpherson has been appointed a Partner with King & Wood Mallesons in the dispute resolution practice of the Sydney office. He was previously a partner at White & Case and specialises in construction and infrastructure litigation.
27
Apr
2019

Finch moves to Jones Day

Shannon Finch, BA (Hons) '92, LLB (Hons) '94

Shannon Finch has been appointed a Partner in the Jones Day Sydney office as part of the M&A practice. She is a former partner at King & Wood Mallesons, spending almost 25 years with the firm including five years as partner-in-charge of the Sydney office.
10
Apr
2019

Piscioneri appointed to CBP

Lauren Piscioneri, GDLP ’14

Lauren Piscioneri has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley as a Senior Associate in the Melbourne office. She previously worked for Lander & Rogers and is a specialist in employment practices liability and occupational health and safety.
09
Apr
2019

Lawton appointed to the ACT Magistrates Court

James Lawton, BA ’95, LLB ’98, GDLP ’98

James Lawton has been appointed a Magistrate in the ACT Magistrates Court. He has previously worked for the ACT Legal Aid Office Criminal Law Section, as a Senior Advocate at the ACT Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as a Barrister.
26
Mar
2019

Carton named as Finalist

Claire Carton, BA '99, LLB '00

Claire Carton has been announced as a Finalist in the category Law Firm Leader of the Year (<200 Lawyers) in the 2019 Australasian Law Awards. She is the Managing Partner of Griffin Legal in Canberra.

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