Media Release: Clayton Utz partners with Nuix to develop industry-first Graduate program for future technology experts

23 Mar 2020

Sydney 23 March 2020: Top-tier law firm Clayton Utz has partnered with leading global technology company Nuix to create the industry's first specialised Graduate program backed by business expertise in forensic technology.

The program has been custom-built for students who have an interest in forensic technology to undertake their graduate training in the firm's Forensic and Technology Services (FTS) practice area. 

Speaking on the growing popularity of forensic technology as a discipline, Clayton Utz's FTS National Practice Group Leader, Paul Fontanot said the new Graduate program would provide an excellent foundation for the next generation of forensic technology specialists.

"As part of our FTS Graduate program, graduates will learn about how strong forensic technology expertise can deliver better outcomes for our clients. It offers a technologically rich pathway and an introduction to key forensic areas including accounting, discovery, investigations and transactions," Paul said.

Working alongside the firm's legal teams, the FTS Graduates will help clients with a range of complex legal and forensic technology needs. Through an integrated legal and forensic expertise approach, the graduates will be trained in how to help companies better understand their data and its impact and potential from the perspective of both legal risk and in informing future business decisions, and how to better manage potential cybersecurity breaches.

Nuix CEO for Asia Pacific & Japan, Paul Muller, said: “For the past decade, Nuix has trained and advised the world’s top forensic and legal teams including federal and state police, intelligence agencies, regulatory authorities and global law firms. We are excited to partner with Clayton Utz in this important first-to market initiative that will give graduates the right foundations to succeed in this industry."

Available from this year, the program is designed to lead graduates to the industry-recognised Nuix eDiscovery and Forensic Practitioner Certifications and will validate their eDiscovery and forensic technology expertise.

The new Graduate program builds on the FTS Graduate program developed in 2018 (an industry first), following the launch of the FTS practice area in 2017.

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