JWS ramps up TMT with another lateral hire

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Leading independent law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has grown its technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice appointing Helen Clarke as a new partner in Brisbane, effective from 7 March 2022. This appointment follows a string of lateral hires as the firm looks to build out its leading TMT practice. 

Helen is one of Australia’s top TMT, data privacy and intellectual property lawyers. She acts for major private sector and government clients across the health, financial services, telecommunications, education and energy and resources industries. She has a strong focus on digital transformation, technology procurement, data privacy, cyber security and technology driven transactions.

Helen joins the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth where she was Partner-in-Charge for Brisbane and a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Managing Partner Jeremy Davis said the firm was delighted to welcome Helen to the firm.

“Australia’s technology sector is booming. Our firm has a very strong reputation in this area, with a particular focus on major technology projects and large tech M&A. Helen is an extremely well-regarded TMT lawyer. Having her on board will deepen our expertise and support the continued growth of our team. ”

Helen’s appointment follows a number of strategic lateral hires as Johnson Winter & Slattery continues to build out its TMT offering. Last month, Jennifer Dean – who specialises in regulatory issues within the TMT space – joined the firm. She joins Special Counsel Daniel Thompson, who joined the firm last year.

In addition to TMT, Johnson Winter & Slattery remains focused on continuing its impressive growth trajectory.  Helen is the third partner to join the firm this year, with tax partners Matthew Shanahan and Annemarie Wilmore joining from Big 4 accounting firms last month.

“As a firm, we remain acutely focused on growing our capabilities in key areas to meet the growing demand from our clients,” said Jeremy.

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