22 Oct 2013

Clayton Utz promotes next generation of partnership talent

Sydney, 22 October 2013: Clayton Utz is pleased to announced the following new partner appointments, effective 1 January 2014:

Anna Casellas

Anna Casellas
Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety, Perth

Anna joined the Perth office of Clayton Utz in 2001 as an articled clerk. In 2008, Anna was seconded to the Melbourne Workplace Relations and Safety (WRES) team as it underwent a rapid expansion, before returning to Perth in 2011 to work with WRES national practice head Saul Harben. Anna practises in all areas of workplace relations law and has extensive experience in industrial litigation and a focus on executive remuneration issues.

 Scott Grahame Scott Grahame
Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Sydney

Scott joined Clayton Utz in 2006. In 2009 and 2010 he gained experience in the litigation department of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York City, before returning to the Firm. Scott has a wide range of commercial litigation experience and a particular focus on dispute resolution in the energy and resources sectors.

Orla McCoy

Orla McCoy
Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Sydney

Orla joined the Clayton Utz Restructuring & Insolvency team in 2002 from an in-house counsel role in Ireland. In 2005, Orla relocated to Amsterdam where she worked with Ernst & Young's legal arm, and from 2006-2008, with international firm Hogan Lovells in its London and Amsterdam offices. Orla returned to the Clayton Utz R&I team in February 2009. In addition to her international and banking & finance experience, Orla has extensive experience in the area of complex and long running external administrations.

Congratulating the new partners on their appointments, Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Darryl McDonough said: "The promotions of Anna, Scott and Orla to the partnership reflects our commitment as Australia's leading independent law firm to excellence in all that we do. Each is an outstanding lawyer who understands the importance of delivering an exceptional client service, every time, and a commercial approach to achieving the right outcomes for our clients."

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